California Settles Prison Nurse's Employment Discrimination Suit for $15,000
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Atomre v. State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Jadesloa O. Atomre was a Registered Nurse working at Folsom Prison when the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation took adverse employment action against her. Atomre, a 51-year-old black female naturalized citizen from Nigeria, filed suit in state court alleging age, gender and race-based employment discrimination. She alleged that she had been denied opportunities for advancement and demoted to a non-nursing position based upon her age, race, national origin and gender. On August 5, 2009, Atomre settled the suit for $15,000 in costs and fees. As part of the settlement, the CDCR agreed to purge her employment files of any reference to the adverse employment action and she agreed to resign and never seek employment with the CDCR again. Atomre was represented by Sacramento attorney Gary B. Callahan. See: Atomre v. State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Sacramento Co. Superior Court, Case No. 07 AS03677.