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Iowa City settles fire department discrimination lawsuit for $925,000

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2024

Former firefighter Sadie McDowell sued the city for gender and sexual orientation discrimination, harassment and retaliation IOWA CITY — The City of Iowa City has agreed to pay former firefighter Sadie McDowell $925,000 to settle a lawsuit in which she alleged discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on her sex and sexual orientation. The Iowa City Council did not discuss the settlement, which was approved unanimously on Tuesday with other items on the council’s consent calendar. McDowell, who filed the lawsuit in 2022, attended the council meeting Tuesday and...

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