A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by a former Marietta firefighter that had alleged that she was subjected to discrimination and harassment because of her gender.
The suit also claimed that the treatment was in retaliation for filing an internal grievance as well as a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, city spokeswoman Lindsey Wiles said in a statement Tuesday.
The judge ruled in September that Meg Richardson didn’t identify any evidence to support her claims.
“As a result of the judge’s ruling, Richardson will be required to reimburse the city for certain legal costs associated with its defense of the lawsuit in the amount of $4,350.32,” Wiles said.
“We are very pleased the court saw fit to dismiss the lawsuit in its entirety, thus granting the city our request for summary judgment and vindicating the policies and procedures implemented by retired Chief Jackie Gibbs and the Marietta Fire Department,” City Manager Bill Bruton said in the statement.
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