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$25,000 Paid in WA DOC's Employees Sexual/Racial Harassment Suit

Alicia B. Gaukroger, a dental assistant at the Washington State
Penitentiary, was subjected to conduct so pervasive it created a hostile
work environment for her between May 1990 to July 10, 1992. Her
supervisors, Douglas Wood, Daniel Iverson, David Hoegar, and Ronald
Lindquist, subjected her to offensive remarks, discrimination in work
schedules, and threats and verbal slurs of a sexual or racial nature. No
action was taken upon her complaints to higher officials. As retaliation,
Lindquist filed an employee conduct report against Gaukroger, which was
later removed from her file on July 10, 1992. In April 1994, Gaukroger
represented by M. Scott Wolfram of the Minnick and Hayner Law Firm in Walla
Walla, filed suit in state court alleging violation of state discrimination
laws. On October 19, 1994, Gaukroger settled for $25,000. See: Gaukroger v.
State of Washington, Walla Walla Superior Court, Case No. 94-2-00135-4.

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