Posted On: May 11, 2010 by Peter M. LaSorsa

Western State Hospital Pays $995,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Jackie Delgado a former Western State Hospital employee who alleged she was a victim of sexual harassment settled her lawsuit with her former employer for $995,000. According to terms of the settlement the state Department of Social and Health Services ("DSHS") and the Washington Federation of State Employees will each put in money to settle the lawsuit. DSHS says the state will pay $795,000 and the union will pay $200,000.

Delgado filed a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment against the state, the union and former hospital risk manager Barrette Green. She claimed Green sexually harassed her for years and the state did nothing about it despite repeated complaints against him. Her allegations included that Green pressured her into a sexual relationship, made unwanted comments at work about her body and once pointed an unloaded gun at her and pulled the trigger three times. It is amazing that a person like Green was able to keep his job as long as he did. This kind of behavior is not only wrong it is scarey.

"I’m glad it’s over,” “I definitely didn’t win, but I got to end it.” Delgado said

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