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Washington DOC Settles Employee’s Sexual Harassment Claim For $32,000

On February 6, 2006, the State of Washington paid $32,000 to settle with a Department Of Corrections employee who claimed she was sexually harassed while employed at the Pine Lodge Pre¬release Facility.

From January 1, 2001, through June 2003 Plaintiff Helen Biddulph worked as an administrative assistant at Pine Lodge under the direct supervision of Defendant Superintendant Al Ramos. During this time Biddulph claimed she was subjected to sexual harassment in the form of inappropriate sexually charged comments and hostile conduct by Ramos. Biddulph claimed this conduct violated RCW 49.60.180 and the Fourteenth Amendment. Biddulph further alleged that she was subjected to retaliation after filing complaints of gender-based harassment.

The State of Washington paid $32,000 to settle the law¬suit. Biddulph was represented by attorney Paul Burns. See: Biddulph v. Washington State Department Of Corrections, Spokane County Superior Court, Case No. 04-2-04528-7.

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Biddulph v. Washington State Department Of Corrections