Settlement ends jobs lawsuit over small size - WNEM TV 5

Settlement ends jobs lawsuit over small size

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Saginaw County has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a woman who said her relatively small size hurt her chances at getting full-time work as a sheriff's deputy.

The Saginaw News reports the settlement with Destinee Bryce, who is 4 foot 7 inches tall and weighs 95 pounds, was reached this week following several days of testimony in the case. Terms of the agreement weren't released.

Bryce was hired as a part-time deputy in 2010. She said the lawsuit was "not about money, it was about justice."

Saginaw County Controller Robert Belleman says the county's decision to settle the case isn't an admission of wrongdoing.

Bryce now works as a full-time officer in the Osceola County community of Reed City. She says her size doesn't affect her job performance.

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