A published report says Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s administration has settled another seven-figure gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a longtime state employee.
The “St. Louis Post-Dispatch” reports documents obtained by the newspaper note the state will pay out $1.2 million to former Department of Labor employee Gracia Backer of New Bloomfield, to settle a case she filed in 2014 alleging that her former boss had created a hostile work environment for women and older workers.
The “Post-Dispatch” reports it’s the second time in six months that the state has paid out or been ordered to pay out a significant sum of money, after female workers said they were discriminated against.
Backer, a former Missouri House Majority Leader, tells the newspaper that she’s satisfied with the outcome of the settlement.