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August 13, 1991 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The flowers that came to her desk told her that other women deputies believed in what she was fighting for. The note in the bouquet told her that she would be fighting alone. For more than 10 years, even before the flowers--and the card reading "Thanks, from those who aren't brave enough"--Susan Bouman Paolino has pursued her federal sex discrimination suit against the county Sheriff's Department, after she was denied a sergeant's promotion in spite of her qualifications.
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August 13, 1991 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The flowers that came to her desk told her that other women deputies believed in what she was fighting for. The note in the bouquet told her that she would be fighting alone. For more than 10 years, even before the flowers--and the card reading "Thanks, from those who aren't brave enough"--Susan Bouman Paolino has pursued her federal sex discrimination suit against the county Sheriff's Department, after she was denied a sergeant's promotion in spite of her qualifications.
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December 5, 1992 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susan Bouman Paolino recalled Friday the sexual slurs, the crude cartoons, the radio jabs that said "take a Midol," harassment that finally persuaded her to retire after 18 years as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Then she spoke of the consent decree filed in court this week that is supposed to put the nation's third largest law enforcement agency on the cutting edge of gender equality.
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October 16, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susan Bouman Paolino is suing Los Angeles County--again. This time it's not the Sheriff's Department she's after, it's Parks and Recreation. Paolino, the onetime deputy whose sexual harassment suit against the sheriff led to a sweeping consent decree, is an attorney now. Among her clients are two Los Angeles County lifeguards, who are suing because they allege they were sexually harassed.
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December 4, 1992 | FAYE FIORE and KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where women deputies have long complained of sex discrimination and vulgar treatment by male counterparts, has agreed to spend up to $4.5 million over the next four years to improve the lot of women in the department, according to a legal agreement announced Thursday. The 32-page consent decree ends 12 years of warring over two landmark lawsuits alleging that the women, who make up 12.
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October 16, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which quietly has spent nearly $19 million over the last decade responding to a single sexual discrimination lawsuit, now is making its first serious attempt not only to hire and promote women, but also to fight sexual harassment within its ranks. The department, which lost the lawsuit, for years made scant effort to comply with court orders on such issues.
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