- Associated Press - Monday, August 29, 2016

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County workers who paid too much into their pension system for years will not be getting the money back.

Courts ruled in 2012 that the county’s pension system was discriminatory because older workers who were hired before 2007 were required to pay more than younger workers.

The Baltimore Sun (https://bsun.md/2bCQFdg ) reports that U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett ruled last week that the county does not have to pay back the millions of dollars that the workers overpaid.

Officials say the ruling saves the county as much as $19 million in potential payments to the workers.

The county says it would have taken years of research to calculate how much workers would have been owed.

There are about 9,500 active employees and 6,000 retirees in the pension system.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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