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Hearing Officer Orders Female Police Officer Promoted to Sergeant

Hearing Officer Orders Female Police Officer Promoted to Sergeant

Jonathan Margolis and Beth Myers represented the successful complainant at a hearing at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, in which the Town of Winthrop’s first female police officer was discriminated against and denied promotion to the rank of Sergeant for more fourteen years in retaliation for her earlier complaints of sex discrimination. In a favorable decision issued in January 2014, the hearing officer ordered the Town to promote our client to the rank of Sergeant retroactive to 2002, awarded her lost wages, $50,000 in emotional distress, and assessed a civil penalty of $50,000 against the town for multiple violations of the anti-discrimination laws. Dalrymple v. Town of Winthrop, (Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimiantion, 2013)