Abortion giant Planned Parenthood fires pro-choice employee because she is disabled, ordered to pay damages

Karl Eastlund was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho in November of 2011 after serving for five months in the interim position.Karl joined Planned Parenthood in 2003 as the Chief Financial Officer and quickly became the organizations Chief Operating Officer.

According to a 2009, 990 filed by Planned Parenthood of Central Washington, Eastlund made $100,648 base compensation , $5,000 in Bonus and incentive pay,$3,408 in retirement and other compensation, $5654 in non-taxable benefits, for a grand total of $114,710. Eastlund only worked on average 37.50 hours per week for that salary.

Former CEOs Anna Franks received $212,513 from the tax funded Planned Parenthood and Medical Director Sara Cate was paid $145,683

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington has now become Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho and given the salary of their previous CEO Anna Franks, it is expected that Eastlund will earn well over $200,000 from the TAX FUNDED organization.

Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and $363.2 MILLION Dollars on Government Grants ( Tax Dollars) in 2009– that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY of taxpayer money !!!

According to this News Tribune article, Planned Parenthood must pay damages to former employee, judge rules
By Michelle Dupler, Tri-City Herald
Published: Aug. 2, 2012

The organization formerly known as Planned Parenthood of Central Washington has been ordered to pay a former employee more than $106,000 in damages after firing her because of a disability.

The money awarded to Shannon Sharp by a Benton County Superior Court judge includes more than $86,000 for back wages and $20,000 for emotional distress.

Karl Eastlund, the organization’s CEO, also was ordered to pay Sharp $30,000 for emotional distress. ( Keep in mind his salary in general-above)

Sharp waged an eight-year battle against her former employer that culminated in a jury verdict in her favor in late June.

Her lawsuit claimed that Planned Parenthood fired her from her job as a regional manager after she was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in her neck and back that required ongoing medical treatment.

Her neck and back pain sometimes made Sharp unable to perform all of her job functions, and her lawsuit alleged that Planned Parenthood fired her rather than provide reasonable accommodations, court documents said.

Planned Parenthood — now Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho — claimed in court that it fired Sharp because of her performance.

“In our view, we followed all laws and professional protocols when we terminated her employment due to performance; however, recently a court agreed that the former employee’s claims had some merit,” Planned Parenthood officials said in a statement at the time of the verdict. “While we believe we followed all laws, we respect the court process, and we are grateful this legal process has concluded so that we can continue to focus on patient care.”

Court documents said Sharp had never received a negative performance evaluation or reprimand, and that the organization’s human resources department performed no independent investigation.

The lawsuit was filed in 2004 but was delayed for several years because Washington’s anti-discrimination law was unsettled because of court battles and legislative changes, Sharp’s attorney, Michael Saunders, told the Herald.

The case finally came to trial in June, and a jury found that Sharp was fired because of her disability.

Some questions about monetary payments remained, and Judge Cameron Mitchell on July 23 signed the judgments against Planned Parenthood for $106,000 and Eastlund for $30,000.

In the video below, Eastlund explains that Planned Parenthood has an “Image Problem” inside a church of all places….I guess they do given they are the number one provider of abortions in the nation , and they discriminate against people with disabilities, as well as setting up their clinics in minority neighborhoods and were founded by a racist and eugenics Klan Speaker ( See Maafa21)

One Response to “Abortion giant Planned Parenthood fires pro-choice employee because she is disabled, ordered to pay damages”

  1. […] Karl Eastlund, the organization’s CEO, also was ordered to pay Sharp $30,000 for emotional distress. ( his salary info here) […]

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