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$15,612 Paid in WA DOC Employee's Hostile Work Environment Claim

Laurie Schley, a health care worker at the Washington Corrections Center,
was subjected to a hostile work environment after her supervisor inquired
in January 1995 of her marital situation, impending separation and
dissolution of her marriage and other personal aspects of her life.
Following the questioning the supervisor; Gary 0. McCracken, engaged in a
series of harassing and abusive conduct until Schley was temporarily
reassigned. McCracken accused Schley of misconduct, mismanagement, and
abuse of leave and sick time; he also made assignments of work exceeding
Schley's ability to perform, which required overtime hours for which she
was never paid. After Schley complained to the prison investigator,
McCracken began retaliating and creating an openly hostile work
environment. In July 1996 she filed suit in state court alleging violation
of state discrimination statutes. On January 31, 2000, the suit was settled
for $15,612.50, Schley was represented by Michael Hanby of Ditlevson,
Rodgers & Hanby in Olympia. See: Schley v. Riveland, Thurston County
Superior Court, Case No. 96-2-02416-1.

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