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Six former Pasco County Sheriff's Office employees report age discrimination to EEOC

NEW PORT RICHEY — Six former Pasco County Sheriff's Office employees filed a complaint Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging age discrimination.

They are former Capts. Skip Stone, Sandra Reed and Jim Driscoll, and former staff attorneys Mary Ann Burke, Mike Randall and Ron France.

If the EEOC rules in their favor, they could receive financial compensation, back benefits or reinstatement.

"We don't have anything to back up what the complaint is," said Kevin Doll, spokesman for Sheriff Bob White. He said the Sheriff's Office had no further comment on the issue.

Some of the former Sheriff's Office employees listed in the complaint left the agency after being told the agency was "going in a different direction."

The attorney representing the former employees, Cynthia Sass, didn't return a call seeking comment.

Stone, Driscoll and Randall earned more than $90,000 when they left the agency in January.

Stone was a road patrol captain who had been with the agency for 28 years.

Driscoll was head of the tactical operations division and joined the agency in 2001 after White was elected.

Randall was hired in 1993 as general counsel by then-Sheriff Lee Cannon and specialized in criminal and public records law.

Reed departed shortly after Stone, Driscoll and Randall. She joined the agency in 1973 and was head of the agency support division over communications, data services, property evidence and court process.

Camille C. Spencer can be reached at or (813) 909-4609.

Six former Pasco County Sheriff's Office employees report age discrimination to EEOC 07/02/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 2, 2009 8:35pm]
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