Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Orange County supervisors approved a settlement of a lawsuit alleging unsafe conditions at Social Services Agency offices in Orange, officials said Wednesday.

The Board of Supervisors approved the settlement agreement Tuesday. A court hearing is scheduled for Monday on the agreement. Officials did not release details of the agreement since it has not yet been approved by a judge.

About 600 county employees continue to work in the 840 N. Eckhoff St. building, according to Jean Pasco of the Orange County Executive Office.

The building, which was acquired in 2009, has been tested numerous times since complaints about environmental conditions arose from employees in 2010, Pasco said. All of the tests showed the building was safe to work in, she added.

The supervisors decided to settle the case because of the risk any litigation poses in court. County employees were notified today about the settlement.

Air-quality assessments will continue in the building and the results will be shared with employees, Pasco said.

–City New Service 

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