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Air Force Settle's Wright-Patterson Discrimination Lawsuit


The U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit in which a woman claimed she was passed over for promotions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

Bridget Lyons alleged gender discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment stemming from her unsuccessful attempts for promotion to leadership positions.

Lyons says she feels vindicated after 10 years of sex discrimination against her by management in the Air Force Materiel Command Law Office Acquisition Division.

As an attorney, Lyons claims she was passed over for promotions in favor of men several times during a two-year period.

The Air Force doesn't admit guilt as a result of the settlement.

The Air Force Public Affairs office didn't respond to a message seeking comment.