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$45,000 Awarded In Washington Employee Discrimination Suit

In 1994 the Washington State Department of Corrections settled a law suit
with Sergeant Lonny Earles for $45,000. In 1985 Earles was working at the
Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, he filed a grievance against
Lieutenant Grandemontagne for threatening to pull him from his bid
position, after filing the grievance he was relieved of his position and
Grandemontagne began to write negative work evaluations on Earles and
conspired with Captain Shaw to further retaliate against him. In 1989 after
dealing with this discrimination for some time Earles filed a law suit and
the DOC agreed to settle it in 1994 for $45,000. Since this incident all
three parties have been promoted with Grandemontagne and Shaw becoming
Associate Superintendents. Plaintiff was represented by Kirkland attorney
Stephen G. Smith. See: Earles v. State Of Washington; Mason County Superior
Court Case No. 89-2-00020-6.

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