Cambridge Settles Long-Running Discrimination Lawsuit

(October 14, 2011)

The City of Cambridge, MA and the two plaintiffs finally reached a settlement agreement regarding a workplace discrimination lawsuit that had been pending in Cambridge courts since the late 1990s. The lawsuit was filed over a decade ago when it was alleged that City Manager Robert W. Healy and other city officials racially discriminated against three women and later retaliated against them when they spoke out about it.

Malvina Monteiro, the third woman who was originally involved in the lawsuit, reached a multimillion dollar settlement in her Middlesex Superior Court case alleging racial discrimination and retaliation. The decision was later upheld by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in August of 2011. It is anticipated that Monteiro’s case will cost the City of Cambridge more than $10 million in interest and attorney’s fees.

Many women of color throughout the City of Cambridge have expressed their appreciation for these three women who took a stand against workplace discrimination.

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