2 Town Police Sergeants File Discrimination Claims

Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa and Sgt. Susan Ralph submit complaints to the New York State Division of Human Rights, Newsday reports.

Two female sergeants with the Southampton Town police filed complaints to the state this week against the town and the police department alleging that they have been subject to sexual discrimination when it comes to promotions and assignments, Newsday reports.

Town Attorney Tiffany Scarlato told Newsday that Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa and Sgt. Susan Ralph claimed to the New York State Division of Human Rights that department officials engage in a discriminatory course of conduct.

The Division of Human Rights will determine whether the complaints have merit and should proceed to hearings, which could result in fines against the town, according to Newsday.

According to town resolutions, Costa was promoted to sergeant in 2006 and Ralph was made sergeant in 2010.

Read the story at Newsday.com.

highhatsize February 21, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Is this the new normal out here? It used to be s.o.p. for Town employees to file discrimination actions AFTER they had been fired (cf. Darlene Troge, John White.) This is the first for employees still on the job. Should their action be found to be frivolous, will the sergeants' status in the STPD be affected?
Jim February 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM
The town will settle, its cheaper to settle than pay lawyers. One will get a promotion she doesnt deserve.
Hbjoker February 24, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Eat more cheese everyone!


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