Stillwater schools settle age discrimination lawsuit

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The Stillwater School District has agreed to pay a part-time teacher and athletics coach $137,000 to settle age discrimination claims in a lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

Sherman Danielson, 56, claimed he was passed over for a job as an athletic director because of his age. The district chose a younger applicant.

John Hendrickson, an EEOC regional attorney, told the Minneapolis-St. Paul StarTribune the case showed “how ageist stereotypes can infect a hiring process when older and younger applicants are vying for the same job.”

The school district also agreed to train employees in age discrimination.

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