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$40,000 Settlement in Former Guard’s ADA/Discrimination Suit

Washington State’s King County has paid $40,000 to settle the Americans with Disabilities Act and Washington Law of Discrimination suit of Jason Wanner, who was terminated from his position as a guard at Department Adult and Juvenile Detention.

Wanner has been a Type I diabetic, which requires insulin, since he was a child. He disclosed this fact when he was hired as a guard in 1999. On May 25, 2001, he was placed on involuntary administrative leave because of his disability. He returned to work on September 16, 2002 after doctors determined his diabetes did not interfere with his ability to perform his job.

He was again placed on involuntary leave on September 6, 2003. On October 13, 2003, he was permanently involuntarily removed from his job because he is a diabetic. He claimed that he was not allowed the reasonable accommodation of carrying food and blood monitoring equipment on the job.

Represented by James W. Feltus of the McGavic Graves law firm in Tacoma, Wanner settled his claim on January 6, 2006. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: Wanner v. King County, USDC, W.D. Wash., No. 2:05-cv-01286-JCC.

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Wanner v. King County

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