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Florida Sheriff Not Immune from Suit in Hiring Decisions Allegedly Motivated By Politics, Eleventh Circuit Rules by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 14, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former Broward ...
Article • August 31, 2017
California Prison Guard's Dismissal Upheld By Appellate Court by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 16, 2016, the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, in California reversed a trial court's decision to order the reinstatement of employment of a state prison guard who was fired after he ...
Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Indiana Prison Counselor's Retaliation, Sex and Age Discrimination Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 10, 2014, the United States Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit upheld a district court order dismissing a lawsuit brought by a former Indiana prison substance abuse counselor ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Ninth Circuit Reinstates Arizona Prison Guards' Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Private Prison Operator by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 14, 2016, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of appeals vacated a district court ruling which dismissed a class action sexual harassment complaint brought by female Arizona prison guards. The ...
Article • August 21, 2017
Mass. Supreme Court: Prison Guard Not Entitled to Assault Pay After Employment Ends by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On January 21, 2008, prison guard Mark Marchand intervened to protect a fellow employee in an altercation with a prisoner. As a result, Marchand suffered an unspecified knee injury and began ...
Article • August 10, 2017
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Lawsuit by Former Prison Guards to Win Right to Carry Firearms Reinstated After D.C. Federal Court Reverses Summary Judgment by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 3, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a D.C. District Court ruling which had granted summary judgment ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$187,000 Settlement for TX County Jail Administrator Turned Whistleblower by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A former jail administrator in Bastrop County, Texas, agreed to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit for $187,000 against his old boss, a former sheriff who had pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and abuse of ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$175,000 Settlement for NY BOP Employee Allegedly Threatened, Sexually Harassed by Coworker by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Etta Traynham, a recreational specialist at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York City’s Federal Bureau of Prisons facility, settled a Title VII lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice for $175,000 in ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$20,000 Settlement for NJ Jail Guard Harassed for Years After Pregnancy by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Lisa Knowlton and her husband, Ronald--both guards at the Morris County, N.J. jail--settled a workplace harassment suit against the county in August 2008 for $20,000 after years of what Lisa claimed was employment ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$153,955 Jury Award for TN Jail Guard Fired Over Support for Sheriff’s Election Foe by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A mom who was fired from her job as a Tennessee jail guard because she supported the county sheriff’s election foe was awarded $153,955 in August 2008 by a U.S. ...
Brief • July 17, 2017
Sopinski v. Lackawanna County, PA, Complaint, Retaliation for Overtime, 2016 Case 3:16-cv-00466-RDM Document 1 Filed 03/17/16 Page 1 of 13 The Employment Law Firm Cynthia L. Pollick. LLM l.D. No.: 83826 363 Laurel Street Pittston, PA 18640 (570) 654-9675 Attorney for Plaintiff IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE ...
EEOC v. Geo Group, AZ, Consent Decree, Sexual Harassment, 2017 Case 2:15-cv-01909-SPL Document 81 Filed 08/24/17 Page 1 of 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 10 11 12 Plaintiff, vs. The ...
Sopinski v. Lackawanna County, PA, Settlement, Retaliation for Overtime, 2017 ICM JOSEPH J. JOYCE, PITTSTON SCRANTON 9 N. Main St., Suite 4 Pittston, PA 18640 116 N. Washington Ave., Suite 2E Scranton, PA 18503 (570) 602-3560 fax: (570) 602-3561 www.Joycecarmody.com PHONE: III EMAIL: llJi'i_{l.JOYCECARMODY.C'OM March 2, 2017 VIA EMAIL donald ...
Joyce v. County of Lackawanna, PA, Settlement, Retaliation for Overtime Disabilities, 2017 PITTSTON SCRANTON 9 N. Main St., Suite 4 Pittston, PA 18640 116 N. Washington Ave., Suite 2E Scranton, PA 18503 (570) 602-3560 FA:x:: (570) 602-3561 www.joycecarmody.com PHONE: JOSEPH J. JOYCE, III EMAIL: JJJ(i((JOYCECARMODY.COM March 3, 2017 VIA E-MAIL ...
Brief • 2017
USA v. Rhode Island DOC, RI, Settlement, Racial Discrimination in Hiring, 2017 Case 1:14-cv-00078-WES-LDA Document 80-1 Filed 09/18/17 Page 1 of 48 PageID #: 1142 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ...
Joyce v. County of Lackawanna, PA, Amended Complaint, Retaliation for Overtime Disabilities, 2016 Case 3:16-cv-00279-RDM Document 17 Filed 05/26/16 Page 1 of 50 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 16-cv-002 79-UN 4 ALLEN P. JOYCE, ANTHONY P. MARIANO, WILLIAM FERRARIO, JEREMY ...
Article • April 26, 2017
BOP Pays $31,491 for Biased EEOC Investigation by The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) was ordered to pay $31,491 in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint. The complaint was filed by Sheila R. Hendley, a former corrections officer at the Federal Prison Camp in El Paso, Texas.  Hendley claimed ...
Article • April 26, 2017
$6,750 Settlement in BOP Racial, Age Discrimination Complaint by The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) paid $6,750 to settle an employee’s age and racial discrimination claim.  The April 7, 2000, complaint of Sally Williams, a Secretary GS-6 at the BOP office in Washington D.C., alleged denial of promotions. Williams asserted that younger ...
Article • April 26, 2017
EEOC Judge Holds BOP Retaliated Against Employee for Prior EEO Activities by On May 1, 2002, an administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) retaliated against an employee who had filed previous complaints with the EEOC when they terminated ...
Department of Justice Opposes Finding of Racial Discrimination against BOP by Donald Ernest Thompson, who is black, was a correctional supervisor (GS-11 Lieutenant) at FCI Englewood in Littleton, Colorado when he was made Disturbance Control Team Leader. Two white members of the team objected to his appointment, claiming he had ...
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