By The Associated Press
A federal agency says the Los Angeles Fire Department will pay nearly $500,000 to settle a firefighter’s federal discrimination case.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday that the department also will implement anti-harassment training as part of the settlement.
The EEOC says Anthony Almeida filed a discrimination charge in 2007 alleging he was continually harassed by fellow firefighters who used offensive comments of a sexual and religious nature.