Skip navigation
× You have 2 more free articles available this month. Subscribe today.

$26,000 Paid in WA DOC Guard's Discrimination/Retaliation Claim

Robert D. Taylor, a guard at Airway Heights Corrections Center, was
injured by another guard during an unauthorized drill. Taylor filed a
complaint over the drill, as he had sustained a neck injury that required
a titanium rod and plate in his neck area. While on medical leave, he
became the number one candidate on a Sergeant's exam, but was not allowed
first choice of shifts. Taylor filed complaints in this issue. Shortly
thereafter, he received a D.U.I charge, which he was found not guilty of.
Because of the charge, he was terminated as a guard, although other
administrative and guard employees had convictions for D.U.I. Taylor filed
a tort claim alleging discrimination and retaliation with the Washington
Office of Risk Management, which he settled on December 3, 2002, for
$26,000. He was represented by Spencer Thal of Seattle, Wa. See: Robert
Taylor, Division of Risk Management Claim no. 31054471.

As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.

Subscribe today

Already a subscriber? Login