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Oklahoma County settles discrimination lawsuit for $175K


December 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County has agreed to pay $175,000 to a former county employee who filed a lawsuit alleging that she faced age and racial discrimination and was treated like a "black slave on display at a plantation."

A federal judge approved the settlement in 77-year-old Leona Porter's lawsuit last week, The Oklahoman reported . County commissioners voted on the settlement in November.

Porter alleged that Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten started harassing and discriminating against her in January 2017. Hooten cut Porter's pay, reduced her duties, regularly commented that s...

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