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$50,000 Settlement for Seattle Jail Guard’s Wrongful Termination

Washington State’s King County Jail paid $50,014.15 to settle the wrongful termination claim of Mimi Lee Dunn. She claimed that while working as a guard at the jail from May 1998 to October 20, 2000, she was the subject of sexual harassment that led a supervisor to retaliate against her.

Dunn filed a sexual harassment complaint against Sgt. Hubl. After six months elapsed without conclusion to her complaint, Capt. Craig Nelson offered to transfer her from second to first shift. When she agreed, she came under the supervision of Hubl’s friend, Sgt. David Bliss.

On December 3, 1999, the Jail was having difficulty with WTO prisoners, who were passively resisting release and inter-jail movement by removing their identification bracelets and getting undressed and covering themselves with blankets. Following Sgt. Bliss’s orders, Dunn assisted in dragging a WTO prisoner out of a cell. She became a scapegoat for excessive force on a WTO prisoner. Ten months later, she was terminated following non-voluntary administrative leave.

Represented by the McDonald, Hogue, & Bayless law firm, Dunn settled the claim on August 28, 2001. Documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See In re Dunn, King County Claim No. 29899.

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Related legal case

In re Dunn

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