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BOP Guard Receives $75,000 Settlement for Discrimination Claim

A $75,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit brought by a BOP guard who claimed discrimination based on his disability.

Adrian Billingsley was a guard at FCI Lompoc in California, when he was hired on March 11, 1990, he had informed prison officials that he suffered from asthma.  Over the passage of time while at the prison, his condition worsened.

He informed prison officials that the increased sensitivity to allergies, and asthma was directly related to his changed employment responsibilities.  Billingsley was informed he would be transferred to another prison, but that never happened.  Instead, he was assigned to work outside the prison in the grasses and fields, which further aggravated his condition.

He informed superiors, but they and other staff exhibited an indifferent attitude and hostility.  Billingsley was terminated from employment at the prison on August 25, 2000.

The parties reached the $75,000 settlement on October 1, 2002.  Billingsley was represented by attorney Stanley H. Rozanski.  See: Billingsley v. Ashcroft, USDC, C.D. California, Case No 01-07388.

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Billingsley v. Ashcroft