Huffhines VS City of Peoria

Women Settle for $3 Million and Beneficial Changes for Female Employees

Huffhines, et al. v. City of Peoria , et. al., Federal District Court No. 93-3162. Patricia Benassi was lead Plaintiffs’ counsel in a 50-plaintiff sex discrimination and First Amendment case alleging discrimination in wages and benefits, promotional opportunities, training and other terms and conditions of employment, sexual harassment and retaliation. Settlement was $3 million, including wage increases, wage and job reclassifications for female employees, promotions, training and other improvements in job benefits. (1996)