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TDCJ Pays $45,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim

On March 3, 2005, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice agreed to pay $45,000 to Bethaney Clopp and her attorney, George Chandler, PC, to settle a civil action alleging a "sexually hostile work environment and retaliation." The case was brought under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, Tex. Labor Code Ann. (Vernon's 2000) § 21.001, et seq., after Clopp was allegedly demoted in retaliation for complaining about being sexually harassed by her supervisor.

In exchange for her agreement to dismiss the case with prejudice, the TDCJ agreed to reinstate her as a food service manager and to pay her $45,000, $15,000 of which was apportioned for attorney's fees and costs. See: Clopp v. TDCJ, Walker Co. Dist. Ct., 12th Jud. Dist., No. 20.986.

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