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Federal Watchdog Slaps Milpitas with Age Discrimination Suit

Once again, the city of Milpitas has come under scrutiny over personnel issues .(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

An age discrimination lawsuit filed last month in federal court claims Milpitas City Manager Tom Williams hired a younger, less qualified secretary over several more experienced candidates. The lawsuit, filed by federal labor watchdogs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleges that the city in 2013 passed over four women in their 40s and 50s who came away with the top scores in a panel review of applicants. Williams instead hired Rachelle Currie, who was 39 at the time, giving her a base pay of $95,000 a year.

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