Gibbs v. Pierce County Law Enforcement Support

Richard James Milham

Case Conclusion Date:March 27, 1986

Practice Area:Discrimination

Outcome:Prevailed at trial and appeal.

Description:Action was filed alleging that a county law enforcement support agency discriminated against female employees in the payment of wages. The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Jack E. Tanner, J. entered judgment against the agency. Appeal was taken. The Court of Appeals, Canby, Circuit Judge, held that: (1) the female employees' EEOC complaints were timely where they were filed within 180 days of a payment; (2) the female employees sufficiently exhausted their administrative remedies; and (3) the evidence supported a finding of intentional discrimination. The trial court was affirmed.