Liquor Control Board

Three former female employees of the Liquor Control Board have settled their lawsuit with Worcester County for $60-thousand under a consent decree.

The lawsuit claimed that the county violated the federal equal pay law.

County Attorney Sonny Bloxom told the Salisbury Daily Times that he was satisfied with the outcome.

And County officials got praise from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for their cooperation in settling the suit out of court.

Gender Discrimination,

The federal government is suing the Worcester County for gender discrimination at the Worcester County Liquor Control Board.

The US Equal employment Opportunity Commission alleges that Donna Smith Kylesh Connor and Sharee Dale were willfully paid less than their male counterparts.

The women are seeking back pay and wages reaching back to July 1st of last year when Worcester county took over from the independent state-based Liquor Control Board.

Liquor dispensary sales and profits in Somerset County had one of the worst years on record.

A recent audit found that sales dropped by more than $70-thousand while profits declined by over $26-thousand for the fiscal year ending in April.

Certified public accountant Scott Tawes told the Somerset County Council that the Route 13 store north of Pocomoke city had the worst year with sales dropping by more than $38-thousand from a year ago.