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Washington DOC Pays $5,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Claim

On November 8, 2006, the Washington DOC agreed to pay ex-employee, Darlene Elliott, the sum of $5,000 to avoid litigation in a discrimination claim. Ms. Elliot, a DOC employee from 2000 to 2004, developed a debilitating disease, which required DOC to make certain accommodations in the design and configuration of her work area. When the DOC failed to "reasonably accommodate" her disability, Ms. Elliott was forced into unpaid medical leave and her eventual resignation.

Consequently, Ms. Elliott filed a claim alleging she was discriminated against due to her disability. In return for the $5,000 payment, however, she agreed to dismiss her claim.
See: In re Elliott, Tort Claim Form #31060883.

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In re Elliott