San Francisco Cops May Seek Better Settlement in Age Bias Case

May 5, 2020, 9:36 PM

San Francisco police officers who say the city’s promotion practices discriminated against them on the basis of age might not be bound by a settlement, a state appeals court decided, because a trial judge failed to ask whether they understood and agreed to the settlement.

The city of San Francisco offered 29 officers a settlement totaling $400,000. A judge asked each officer if they had agreed to be bound by majority opinion regarding a settlement. Each had previously signed a document confirming their agreement, as recommended by the attorneys who represented them at the time.

Upon learning that, after attorney’s ...

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