Beacon Hill broker settles discrimination claim
The office of Attorney General Martha Coakley said it obtained a judgment against Beacon Hill real estate broker Thomas Dooley III and his company, which does business as Louisburg Properties, that resolves claims of discrimination.
According to a complaint filed in late 2006, Dooley allegedly rejected a prospective tenant who responded to an ad for a Beacon Hill apartment because he held a Section 8 housing voucher; under state law, it is illegal to discriminate against housing applicants because they receive public assistance, Coakley's office said.
A judgment entered earlier this week by Judge Bruce R. Henry in Suffolk Superior Court requires Dooley and Louisburg Properties to pay $5,919 in damages and also requires Dooley and all Louisburg Properties employees engaged in renting apartments to attend training on fair housing and anti-discrimination law, Coakley's office said.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)