• Years later, no payment after Elks sex suit loss
    October 17,2013
     

    The Associated Press

    MONTPELIER - Lawyer for four women who won a sex discrimination suit against the Hartford Elks lodge are back in court to try to collect damages awarded by a court.

    The women and the Human Rights Commission sued the Elks after seven women were denied membership to the then-all-male lodge in 1996. The Elks were ordered to pay an estimated $709,000 to victims and lawyers.

    A year earlier, the national Elks organization had abolished its requirement that restricted membership to men.

    But the Hartford Lodge said the women were denied for reasons other than gender. A jury found the lodge had violated state law by discriminating against the women because of their gender.

    The Elks have refused to pay the damage award.

    A hearing scheduled for Thursday in Montpelier.

    MORE IN This Just In
    By Gordon Dritschilo
    Full Story
    Two Rutland High School seniors will play alongside the country’s best student musicians at the... Full Story
    Two RHS students selected for national orchestra
    Having no children myself, I was caught off guard when I recently read statistics showing that 73... Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS