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Washington DOC Pays $5,000 to Man Denied Ability to Work

On December 26, 2005, the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) agreed to pay $5,000 to a man who was denied the ability to work.

After Daniel Witt was released to work by his doctor, the DOC refused to allow Witt to return to work from October 15, 2001 to December 17, 2001. No explanation for the DOC’s decision was given.

Witt filed a tort claim seeking $5,000 for loss of pay and emotional distress. He claimed he lost his home and most of his personal property because the DOC would not let him go back to work.

The DOC paid the claim in full without litigation.

See: In Re Claim of Witt, Claim # 31059866.

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In Re Claim of Witt