Sen. Pam Roach

3:55 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Wash. Senate Lawyer Settles Verbal Abuse Claim Against Sen. Pam Roach

State Senator Pam Roach. Photo via WSDOT/Flickr

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 2:55 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A staff attorney for Washington state Senate Republicans has agreed to drop his $1.75 million hostile workplace claim – and will receive no damages. The agreement announced Friday follows allegations that Senate leaders failed to protect the lawyer from verbal abuse by Senator Pam Roach.

The settlement comes six months after attorney Mike Hoover put Senator Roach back in the headlines. Roach has long been a lightning rod and was formally sanctioned in 2010 for her abusive treatment of Hoover.

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Washington State Legislature
6:48 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Tort claim filed over state Sen. Pam Roach

The complainant, who has been on leave since last week, says he was subjected to a hostile and abusive workplace because of Sen. Pam Roach.
The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A Senate Republican senior attorney is a step closer to filing a lawsuit against the state in response to what he says was a hostile work environment that increased when a controversial senator was allowed back into the GOP caucus.

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