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Las Vegas water utility settles age-discrimination lawsuit

April 11, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas water utility has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit brought by former employees.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a federal judge in Las Vegas dismissed the suit Tuesday, citing the completion of a confidential settlement.

Sixteen former employees sued the Las Vegas Valley Water District after they were laid off in 2014 as part of 101-person staff reduction at the district and its umbrella agency, the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

The plaintiffs, who referred to themselves as the “Senior Sixteen,” claimed they were dismissed as they approached retirement age so the two agencies could replace them with less-experienced, lower-paid workers.

The “Senior Sixteen” later became 15 when a judge ruled in favor of the water district in a separate suit brought by Lyndalou Bullard.

District officials did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com