The Toledo Law Department is asking for Toledo city council to approve a $67,000 payout as part of a discrimination lawsuit settlement with Alan Rose, a former city employee who contends he was unfairly treated based on his age.

Mr. Rose began working for the city in 1990 in the sewer maintenance department and retired in December, 2016, from his position as water control room operator, according to the a lawsuit filed in July, 2018, in U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio.

He was 62 years old at the time.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where Mr. Rose first filed a complaint, found that no age discrimination had occurred, said Terry Green, senior attorney with the city law department. But as the case progressed in federal court, city attorneys determined that the settlement, which includes Mr. Rose being rehired by the city, was the best course of action for Toledo.

Source: Toledo Blade