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Article • August 10, 2017
Filed under: Employee Litigation
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 ...
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 ...
Wrongfully Terminated BOP Employee Entitled to Attorney Fees and Damages by David Patrick McDonald was a Cook Supervisor at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York when he discovered that a supervisor was sexually harassing a female employee. He reported this to two supervisors and began suffering workplace retaliation ...
White v. Lynch, FL, Settlement Agreement, Sexual Harassment Female Guards, 2016 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Miami District Office Taronica White, et al., Complainants, v. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Department of Justice, Agency. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) EEOC No.: 510-2012-00077X Agency No.: BOP-2011-00528 ...
White v. Lynch, FL, Decision on Class Complaint, Sexual Harassment Female Guards, 2013 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION MIAMI DISTRICT OFFICE HEARINGS UNIT DECISION In the Complaint of Taronica White, Et al., v. EEOC Case No. 510-2012-00077X Eric Holder, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau ...
Article • February 21, 2017
BOP Agrees to Settlement After Its Demotion Action Found Without Cause by Following a ruling in favor of an employee by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, a settlement was reached between the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the employee. John E. Cannon was the Acting Warden at Federal ...
$94,000 Settlement over New York Jail Discriminating Against Pregnant Guard by A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit brought against Niagara County, New York, over employment discrimination against a pregnant county jail guard drove the county's litigation expenses to a new record high in 2015. In addition to paying the ...
Prisoner Deaths, Labor Conflicts Precipitate Loss of CA County Corizon Contract by Derek Gilna In August 2016, the Alameda County, California Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to end its ties with Corizon Health, Inc., and awarded a contract for county jail medical services to California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG). The ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
BOP Prisoner’s FTCA Wage Suit States Cause of Action by In February 2016, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Florida district court’s order dismissing a prisoner’s Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) complaint that alleged a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) guard had withheld his wages. Before the Court was ...
Former Prison Doctor Settles Racial Discrimination, Wrongful Termination Lawsuit with Federal Government for $65,000 by Lonnie Burton On January 16, 1997, a former prison doctor who had sued the federal government for racial discrimination resulting in his wrongful termination, agreed to dismiss his case in return for a payment of ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Federal Prison Worker Awarded Back Pay after Grievance Settled at Arbitration by Lonnie Burton The American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals, Local 510 (AFGE) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement agreement on August 9, 2001, which provided for back pay with ...
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