Dayton officer can’t be sued for sex descrimination


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a Dayton police officer can’t be sued individually as part of a sex discrimination case.

At issue in the court’s divided ruling were complaints of age and sex discrimination by a female police officer against the department and her supervisor.

The court’s 4-3 decision Thursday said the portion of Ohio law governing employment discrimination places liability on a government entity but not its individual employees.

Justice Judith French, writing for the majority, says the court’s decision relates only to law dealing with discrimination by a government entity and says individual employees can still be sued under different circumstances.

Justice Paul Pfeiffer in a dissent said the supervisor was liable because he was acting in the department’s interest. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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