County, employee settle discrimination suit for $15K
August 9th, 2013 - 5:27pm
(Port Angeles) -- A disgruntled Clallam County worker settled her gender and race discrimination case against Clallam County in a compromise for $15,000.
In a copy of the agreement released to Newsradio KONP under a public records request, the county agreed to pay Dale Holiday that sum last week.
In addition, Holiday agreed to quit her job with county effective August First. She also must retract all the charges she filed with the state Human Rights Commission and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.
The agreement also does not constitute any admission of liability by the county for Holiday's claims in the past, present or future.
If future employers inquire, the county agrees to confirm Holiday had been employed and will provide an agreed exhibit outlining Holiday's grant coordination work with the county. It does not mention Holiday's claims or mediation.
Holiday was given a week to revoke the agreement. That period passed on August 9th.
Earlier this year, she filed complaints she was discriminated against because she was an African-American woman.
Holiday, who ran unsuccessfully for county commissioner last year and is the wife of former Port Angeles city council member Max Mania, had been a grant coordinator for the county's health and human services department.
She claimed she received low job-performance evaluations and was given tasks unusual to her job due to her race and gender and complaints about discrimination.
The day after Holiday resigned her county job, her husband abruptly quit his position on the Port Angeles city council.
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