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$150,000 Settlement in Racial Discrimination Termination

Washington’s King County has paid $150,000 to settle the lawsuit of Cleveland King, which alleged that while working at the Department of Youth Services in 1999 he was subject to a hostile work environment, resulting in his discipline and termination for opposing racial discrimination at work. He claimed he was subjected to racial slurs and disparate treatment in job assignments, promotion opportunities, training, discipline, and ultimately discharged based on being black.

Represented by Mary Ruth Mann of the Mann and Peck law firm in Seattle, King settled the claim on September 5, 2003. In addition to the monetary settlement, King County agreed to purge King’s employment files of any disciplinary findings or record of being terminated. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: King v. King Co. Dept. of Youth Services, King Co. Supr. Ct., No. 02-2-10131-3 SEA.

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King v. King Co. Dept. of Youth Services

Please see the brief bank for documents related to this claim.