Qualified Female Employee Laid Off while Male Employees Allegedly without Qualifications Retain Jobs.


Employee Files Lawsuit against FTS International for Sex Discrimination

Dana joined FTS International as the only female equipment operator in her district in April 2014. She worked hard to be excellent, and she couldn’t recall a day that she had missed without the appropriate permissions. In fact, she received a $2 raise in July 2015 based on her “exemplary work performance.”

But then, in October 2015, she and a few selected staff were informed that they would be laid off indefinitely. Dana asked about the methodology used to choose who would be laid off, and she was told that it was based on “attendance and performance.” Then, she learned that each manager judged employees on a 1-5 scale. Employees given a score of 1 or 2 were laid off.

Dana’s own manager had been recently laid off so she knew that her new manager wouldn’t have a good understanding of her background at the company. But, she also recognized that many of her co-workers often told her that she was “working in a man’s workplace.” Dana further noticed that two 19-year-old men retained their positions despite the fact that they could not obtain the necessary CDL license until aged twenty-one and therefore are unable to perform all job responsibilities of their positions for three years. many of her co-workers often told her that she was “working in a man’s workplace.”From this, she suspects that FTS International is discriminating against her due to her sex.

As a client of KM&A, Dana chooses to defend her right to equal employment opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. No employee should face sex discrimination. KM&A advocates for men and women like Dana who have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace.


Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 2:17-cv-01636 DSC

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For more information about this case, contact Attorney Blaire Patrick at 412-626-5595 or at bp@lawkm.com.

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