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California Prison System Settles Marital Status Discrimination Suit
Dickinson complained about this discrimination to state officials and also filed complaints about the ability of some prison officials to perform their jobs. This allegedly led to retaliation which caused Dickinson to file an employment discrimination suit in state court pro se. The court dismissed the suit, but the marital discrimination claim was reinstated on motion for new trial and withstood an appeal by defendants.
By then, six years had passed since the suit was initially filed and Dickinson was a Correctional Administrator (or Associate Warden) in the CDCR Community Correctional Facilities Administration. On July 16, 2009, he settled the lawsuit for a total of $5,000, including attorney fees. He was represented at that time by the law firm of Siegel & Lee. See: Dickinson v. California State Prison-Solano, Solano Co. Superior Ct., Case No. FCS022863.
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Dickinson v. California State Prison-Solano
|Cite||Solano Co. Superior Ct., Case No. FCS022863|
|Level||State Trial Court|