Baltimore agrees to settle two sexual abuse cases involving transportation department

Baltimore officials have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle two sexual abuse allegations made by employees at the Department of Transportation.

The two settlements came before the Board of Estimates for final approval Wednesday morning.

The board’s agenda provided few details about the allegations, which two female traffic enforcement employees lodged through the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

Both women said that they “had been sexually harassed and subjected to offensive unwanted touching by a supervisor.”

The supervisor in both cases no longer works for the department, according to the agenda. The person is not identified, and it’s not clear whether both complaints refer to the same person.

In each instance, officials said they dispute whether the city is liable but that “many of the alleged facts are concerning to the City.”

The Law Department recommended settling the cases, a move that would avoid the cost and uncertainty of going to court, the board document says.

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