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$1,000 Settlement in BOP Employee’s Age Discrimination Complaint

The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $1,000 to settle an employee’s age discrimination complaint.

Ronald Riggs, 51, worked at FCI Milan in Michigan when he applied in December of 1999 for a position as Supervisory Clinical Psychologist at FCI Butner in North Carolina.  The person selected was “simply reassigned from another institution.”  No board was held, nor was the vacancy announcement rescinded.

The Equal Opportunity Commission complaint Riggs filed on June 8, 2008, alleged “that because of my age I was not given fair (or any) consideration for this position.

On November 9, 2012, the parties agreed to a $1,000 settlement to resolve the matter.  See: Riggs v. Ashcroft, Equal Opportunity Commission, Case No 230-Al-4138X.

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Riggs v. Ashcroft