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BOP Pays $15,000 to Settle Terminated Employee’s Sexual Discrimination Claim

The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $15,000 to settle a sexual discrimination claim by a Cook Supervisor who was terminated.  It also agreed to pay attorney fees.

Nancy L. Mc Namara worked as a Cook Supervisor at FCI Florence in Colorado.  She claimed her supervisor told her that she had too sweet of a disposition to work in a BOP facility. She claimed she was yelled at and intimidated by supervisors in front of prisoners and co-workers.
She also received numerous write-ups and unsatisfactory performances after she reported the harassing treatment.  She was terminated with two “unsatisfactories” on her performance logs, but male co-workers had up to six “unsatisfactories” and were still employed.

McNamara filed her EEOC complaint on October 7, 1994.  The BOP agreed to pay her $15,000 on April 7, 1999, to settle the claim.  It also agreed to pay her attorney, Barrie M. Shapiro of Lakewood, Colorado, fees to be determined upon submission of an hourly rate.  See: McNamara v. Reno, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case No 320-96-8075X.

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McNamara v. Reno