Chattanooga Police Challenge Pay Disparity

A dozen Chattanooga police officers have sued the city over a compensation issue, alleging that some lower ranked officers are being paid more than their senior supervisors, the Times Free Press reports. The officers’ complaints are almost identical to a lawsuit filed in July by sergeants who also alleged age discrimination. The suits are having a significant impact on the city. Mayor Ron Littlefield recently told the city council that the legal action may result in delaying a $1.2 million pay increase planned this year for the police department.

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