Female Firefighter Headed Back To Work Following Discrimination Lawsuit


UPDATED: Tuesday July 16, 2013 10:03 PM

A former Orange township firefighter will return to the job after winning a gender discrimination lawsuit.

Rachel Peters will be back on the job as part of a settlement that was reached following the verdict.

The township and insurer will pay Peters $875,000 which is about half of what a jury was willing to award Peters. Peters had said she just wanted her job back.

Peters agreed to dismiss all pending claims involving the township to return to work.

Peters was a rookie firefighter on probation when she said she was harassed.

Court documents said that a fellow firefighter would use the only female bathroom while she was at work. And, she said, he used another restroom with the door open when she was close by.

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