RIDOC, DOJ settle correctional officer employment discrimination suit

RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to reach a settlement in an employment discrimination lawsuit that was brought agaisnt the R.I. Department of Corrections. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to reach a settlement in an employment discrimination lawsuit that was brought agaisnt the R.I. Department of Corrections. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Corrections to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the defendants engaged in a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against African-American and Hispanic applicants for entry-level correctional officer positions, the DOJ and R.I. Attorney General’s office announced Monday.…

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