A settlement was reached on Monday before the trial would begin in a trial filed by a black woman accusing racial discrimination for being transferred for a promotion to risk manager of Henrico County, Virginia.
Jeanetta Lee filed a suit in the US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, in June 2018 against Henrico County, which charges it discriminated against her because of her race when it gave the risk chief position to an allegedly less skilled and experienced Caucasian man.
Ms. Lee's lawyer, Christopher E. Brown, of Alexandria-based The Brown Firm PLLC, said in the statement the case was settled after the jury was elected during the lunch break before lawyers would return and begin open statements.
He did not provide the County Council's tasks.
The county said in a statement, which is said to be agreed by all parties: "The county and Jeanetta Lee have agreed to settle their out-of-court differences. The county recognizes the value of Ms Lee's contribution; Ms Lee wants to work with county Leadership and Applying its Expertise to the County's Risk Management Initiative. "
The complaint in June 201
According to her complaint, Lee, who began working for the county in 2016, applied for the risk management position after the previous risk manager left the vacancy.  She said that the position was given to another applicant who had served as the division's security and environmental manager but had no insurance or claims experience "and would rely on Lee's expertise in his new role".
In 2017, a federal appeal court reversed a lower court ruling and restored a refusal filed by a risk manager accusing her of having dismissed a complaint on an underpaid worker's behalf.