An Orange Township, Ohio firefighter who was awarded more than $1.7 million by a jury earlier this year for sexual harassment and discrimination, has agreed to settle her suit for $875,000.
Raechel Sterud, 32, accused the Orange Township Fire Department and her officer, Lieutenant Keith Myers, with harassment and discrimination that resulted in her termination in January, 2008. A jury found in her favor awarding the $1.7 million in damages and ordering Lt. Meyers to pay $75,000 it personally.
The announced settlement will end the case, including Lt. Meyer’s portion. Sterud (now Raechel Peters) will also get her job back.