Oregon County Settles for $100K in Blue Lives Matter Flag Case

April 22, 2019

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued after a co-worker pinned up a Blue Lives Matter flag in the office.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Karimah Guion-Pledgure alleged in her January lawsuit against Multnomah County that the flag demeans the Black Lives Matter movement.

She alleges that when she raised the issue at work, her colleagues harassed her for her views, causing her extreme stress and health issues.

Guion-Pledgure’s supervisor in the Department of Community Justice didn’t require the flag to be taken down.

As part of the agreement, which was approved last week, Guion-Pledgure must resign but can reapply for a county job.

She had worked for the department for eight years as a corrections technician.

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  • April 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm
    Caldude says:
    The point you miss is that the employee, despite the opportunity to post a flag that may incite a hostile workplace environment, did not. The assumption of whether the employ... read more
  • April 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm
    perplexed says:
    Yeah, Mr. Bob, my initial thought too. Why are so many people so "delicate" and easily offended? Did their parents shield them from every little hurt? Man up people!
  • April 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    Craig Cornell says:
    Reverse the situation: imagine the black person involved first put up a Black Lives Matter flag and the other person objected. Then the black person starts giving lip to the p... read more

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