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Female medical examiner settles suit over necktie

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A female medical examiner who sued her employer because the office dress code required her to wear a necktie has settled the case out of court for $25,000 and will not be required to wear a tie, her lawyer said Monday.

Daphne Moutry-Allen also will receive back pay for days missed because of the dispute. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office will purge her file of any disciplinary record, said her lawyer Jeffrey Hynes.

"I hope this case demonstrates women can come forward with claims of workplace harassment and actually live to talk about it," he said.

Moutry-Allen declined comment.

She filed a complaint with the state Equal Rights Division alleging humiliation and discrimination when medical examiner Jeffrey Jentzen banned skirts and required everyone to wear ties in 1998.