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FGCU settles age discrimination case

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Florida Gulf Coast University may pay as much as $650,000 to settle an age and gender discrimination lawsuit with Johnny McGaha, former dean of the college of professional studies.

When he was demoted to a professorship in 2005, McGaha, 64, said the move was retaliation for complaining about discrimination at the university. The agreement grants $250,000 to McGaha and another $100,000 to his attorneys. It also calls for a raise and extension of his contract, or an additional payout of $300,000.

When contemplating a demotion or other adverse action against an employee in a protected class, make sure you have documented legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons for the action.

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