Megan F. Starks and Charles W. Lind obtained a defense verdict in Allen v. Clark County Fire District, et. al. in Clark County Superior Court on December 4, 2018. The Plaintiff claimed that while volunteering at the District, she was subject to a hostile work environment based on gender. Her claim alleged harassing comments and an intentional physical “attack,” allegedly causing significant physical and mental injuries. After a six-week jury trial, the jury deliberated for less than 2 hours and returned a verdict in favor of the defendants, finding no violation of the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
We congratulate Clark County Fire District No. 6 and all its members, commissioners, and staff on this hard-fought victory.