Today the State Attorney General’s office announced a settlement with Ellen Granahan, twin sister of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
In June, reports surfaced that Granahan filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for discrimination. She claimed that she was being paid significantly less than male and female colleagues with the same title.
Bruce Castor at the AG office made the settlement. Castor was appointed by Kane to fill the newly created role of Solicitor General in the midst of her legal troubles. He is now the First Deputy, the 2nd highest position in the office.
“I concluded she had been not discriminated against, not because of her sex, but because she is General Kane’s sister and someone prior to me thought that optic looked bad,” Castor said.
In addition to getting over $80K in cash for back pay and damages (of which over $25K will go to her lawyers), Granahan’s salary will be increased from its current level of $88,509 to its appropriate rate, which will be disclosed in the near future.