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Lizee v State of Washington, DSHS et al

Case Conclusion Date: 04.07.2003

Practice Area: Sexual harassment

Outcome: Case settled for $895,000. CEO & Green were fired.

Description: Plaintiff was a 50ish old female who was being sexually harassed by the President of the Washington State Employees Union and supervisor, Barrett Green. The attorney found over 20 women that had been harassed by him for over a decade without any corrective action being taken by WSH officials and the State. CEO of Western State Hospital,, was fired along with Barrett Green. Many state employees who were retired were fearful of retaliation being taken against their relatives who were current employees and initially were afraid to testify. Several other lawsuits followed with similar results as a result of the courage of Lizee. The retaliation was systemic up through the supervisor that the CEO reported to who was in collusion with an Union Representative. Lizee was stripped of her duties, placed in a hallway without support staff and ridiculed.

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