Settlement ends prison guard's discrimination lawsuit
Former lieutenant 'berated' by his supervisor, creating hostile work environment
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former prison guard after the guard and government settled the dispute.
The settlement comes after Judge Karen Schreier found earlier this year that evidence existed to support Timothy Engle’s claim that he had been denied a job transfer because of his age and that Engle had been subjected to a hostile work environment at the Federal Prison Camp in Yankton. Schreier entered a judgment of dismissal on Sept. 28.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons agreed to pay Engle $32,500 to settle the case.
Engle first joined the bureau as a corrections guard in 1990 in Oregon. In 1996 he transferred to the Yankton facility, and in 2006 he was promoted to a lieutenant. The Yankton Federal Prison Camp is a minimum security facility that has about 410 male offenders.
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