Court: Pierce County Superior Court
Case No. 16-2-06645-9

Mediator: Nancy Maisano

This matter was set to go to trial in January, 2018 before the Hon. Susan K. Serko

Date Filed: 03/30/16

Date of Settlement: 11/22/2017

Total Amount of Settlement: The case was settled for $450,000.00 inclusive of all attorney fees and costs.

Basic Facts and Claims: Plaintiff alleged Western State Hospital, harassed her on the basis of her race, gender and age that created a hostile work environment and caused her emotional and physical damages. After she filed lawful complaints about the discrimination and harassment, Ms. Doss was retaliated against by being passed over for promotions and one of the Defendant managers erroneously called the police.

Expert Witnesses: Laura Brown , Ph.d for Plaintiff
Russell Vandenbelt, Ph.d.

Plaintiff Attorney: Beverly Grant and Elizabeth Lunde
Defendant Attorney: Sara Cassidy and Janay Ferguson, Ass’t Attorney Generals

Additional Comments: Ms. Doss had trained many Corrections Officers who were promoted above her, yet she was never promoted. She even was asked to create a training manual for others to follow, yet her employer deemed her as qualified but did not wish to promote her.