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City of Norton to pay $15,000 to settle police officer religious discrimination lawsuit

Ohio’s City of Norton has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit that was filed by a former police officer.

Officer Nicholas Matheny claims that he was subjected to discrimination by the police chief, a sergeant, and the city administrator and that he was fired when his coworkers discovered he was a Muslim.

Before the police department knew that Matheny was a Muslim, he claims that he was considered an excellent police officer.

The police department denies Matheny’s allegations of discrimination and said that it settled the lawsuit due to pressure from the city’s insurance company to settle to avoid costly litigation and legal fees.

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City of Norton to pay $15,000 to settle police officer religious discrimination lawsuit
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