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North Carolina Guard Settles Failure-to-Promote Suit for Over $155,000

Gwendolyn Gordon, a North Carolina prison guard at Pamlico Correctional Institute sued the state Department of Corrections (DOC) officials in state and federal court for damages arising from the DOC's failure to promote her to warden. The DOC agreed to pay her $84,704.55 in attorney fees, plus $7,500 in interest in the state suit, and $41,700 in the federal suit. The DOC also agreed to pay Gordon $32,000 in compensatory damages and to give her a 31% pay raise retroactive to October 1, 2001. See: Gordon v. Dept. of Corrections, NC COP. No. 04-1494 (2005); Gordon v. North Carolina et al., USDC EDNC No. 4:04-CV-81-FL(1) (2005).

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Gordon v. Dept. of Corrections