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File #: RS2021-861    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/26/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claim of Maryam Mohammed against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, in the amount of $65,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgment and Losses Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-861 Letter to Clerk
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claim of Maryam Mohammed against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, in the amount of $65,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgment and Losses Fund.
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WHEREAS, on February 2, 2018, Maryam Mohammed filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging religious discrimination against the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; and,
WHEREAS, after investigation, the Metropolitan Department of Law believes that the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government and recommends that any and all claims or causes of action brought or that could have been brought by Maryam Mohammed related to the events detailed above be compromised and settled for $65,000.00, and that this amount be paid from the Judgments and Losses Fund.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1: The Metropolitan Department of Law is authorized to compromise and settle the discrimination claim of Maryam Mohammed for the sum of $65,000.00 with said amount to be paid from the Judgments and Losses Fund.
Section 2: This resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Agenda Analysis
Analysis

This resolution authorizes the Department of Law to settle the claim brought by Maryam Mohammed against the Metropolitan Government for the amount of $65,000. This lawsuit arises out of the Metro Nashville Police Department's alleged religious discrimination against Ms. Mohammed. In 2017, Ms. Mohammed applied to be a police officer trainee. At the time, she told MNPD that she would need to wear a religious head covering as part of the police uniform. MNPD had no religious accommodation policy at the time. An offer of...

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