TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

County settles suit with man who says race kept him from getting job

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
 

A Duquesne man has settled a federal lawsuit claiming that Allegheny County didn't hire him for a jail position in 2009 because he is black, but the details of the settlement weren't immediately available.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti on Thursday closed the lawsuit William Grimes, whose age was unavailable, brought against the county.

Grimes' lawyers couldn't be reached for comment. County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed there is a settlement but said she couldn't discuss it until the agreement has final approval.

Grimes, a former county building guard, said in the lawsuit that the county knew of a 2004 incident of inappropriate conduct that led to his firing before it offered him a part-time position at the jail. The county used that incident as a pretext for rescinding the offer, the lawsuit says.

The county, in the answer filed in response to the complaint, denies it rescinded the offer because of Grimes' race.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Flyers continue mastery of Penguins at Consol
  2. Starkey: Century mark beckons for Ben
  3. Officials identify witness to Port Authority bus crash after releasing photo
  4. Steelers’ defense on pace for fewest sacks in 16-game season
  5. Wanted sex offender caught hiding in homemade fort in Washington County
  6. Highmark seeks double-digit increase for more benefits, heavy use
  7. VA promotion for administrator stuns legislator
  8. Canadians more fearful, aware after ‘very rare’ attack in Ottawa
  9. Corbett rips Wolf tax proposals during Hempfield campaign stop
  10. Pitt offense eyes healthy balance
  11. WPIAL, coaches are still looking to schedule Week 9 rivalry games
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.