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TDCJ Pays $10,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

On April 28, 2004, Texas Prison guard Patricia Jane Eads signed a settlement agreement with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in connection with a Title VII claim filed by her attorney, Clinton E. Wells, Jr., with McDowell & Colmer, L.L.P., of Houston.

Filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq., the claim alleged sexual harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation against Eads and co-Defendant Maurilio Hidalgo.

In return for the dismissal of all claims regarding this matter, TDCJ agreed to pay Ms. Eads and her attorney $9,878.30 for attorney's fees, costs and expenses. TDCJ also agreed to restore 328 ½ hours of leave time Ms. Eads had accrued but used after submitting her complaint.
See: Eads v. Hidalgo, et al., U.S.D.C., S.D.-Houston, H-01-4457.

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