Dallas Could Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Suit

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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Dallas Could Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Suit

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A racial discrimination lawsuit brought by 16 employees of the Dallas Water Utilities Department could soon be settled.

The Dallas City Council on Tuesday was expected to consider a $400,000 settlement.

The Dallas Morning News reports the proposal would also make "equitable adjustment of salaries."

City officials have denied acting unlawfully or tolerating discrimination.

An attorney for the plaintiffs, Jay Ellwanger, said Monday that the city has worked to correct problems.

The employees, who are black, Hispanic and Asian, alleged they were threatened and harassed and that racist graffiti had been written on the walls of restrooms. The lawsuit was filed in December.

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