North Myrtle Beach settles federal discrimination lawsuits against former employees

Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 7:38 AM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Three federal lawsuits filed by former employees claiming discrimination against the city of North Myrtle Beach have been settled, according to the attorney for the plaintiffs.

Orders filed on Monday dismissed the cases involving Tracy Scola, Suzanna Hoffnagle and Carolina Garcia.

The lawsuits were filed separately in 2021 in the Horry County Court of Common Pleas, and then moved to federal court.

All three alleged discrimination against the city of North Myrtle Beach but all for different reasons such as age and religious beliefs. There were also accusations of a hostile work environment.

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The order states that the discrimination lawsuits can be reinstated if the settlement is not fulfilled.

WMBF News reached out to Pamela Mullis, the attorney for all three women, and asked for details about the settlement. She said she is “not at liberty to discuss the terms” since they are still negotiating specifics at this time.

The city of North Myrtle Beach said at this time neither party has signed a settlement agreement and that the city does not discuss personnel matters.

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