Woman asserts her termination reveals disparity in treatment between men and women workers.


Woman Files Lawsuit against Genco, Inc., for Disability Discrimination.

Plagued by life limiting conditions, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and panic attacks, Angela still maintained her role in the Human Resources department at Genco. After returning from approved medical leave, Angela heard that her manager had been making derogatory comments about her. So she called the company complaint hotline to report the remarks. That same day, Angela claims that her manager called an HR meeting where the only schedule changed was Angela’s.

shocked woman staring at tabletA few days later, Angela received a written warning for being insubordinate about her schedule change. She denied the alleged accusation, but she claims that she received the discipline anyway. In response to the discipline, Angela’s conditions flared up. Her doctor placed her on medical leave for a month to recover.

Feeling better, Angela returned to work and met with her supervisor and manager. They requested private health information, and, according to Angela, her manager expressed doubt that she could actually perform her job. Despite her conditions, Angela was still qualified and capable of performing her job. Immediately following the meeting, Angela received a final written warning that accused her of insubordination. Angela insists that Genco’s scrutiny of her was over the top compared to her male counterparts. In fact, she points out that the male coworkers who had misbehaved in the past by harassing women or suddenly not showing up to work had never received any discipline.

Angela asserts that Genco suspended her from work for three days without pay, claiming that Angela had “performance issues.” And when Angela returned to work, nothing was said. A month or so later, Angela was terminated for alleged “poor performance” and “inappropriate conduct.” Angela knows she was fired for her health conditions and for being a woman.

According to Angela, Genco allowed her to be treated differently than male coworkers by subjecting her to write ups, discipline, suspension, and termination for her legally protected conditions. This is a horrible violation of Angela’s employee rights. And yet, Genco denies these claims.  KM&A challenges the behavior of companies like Genco and fights for employee rights.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 1:17-cv-01206-CCC

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For more information about this case, contact Attorney Sean Ruppert at 412-626-5550 or at sr@lawkm.com.

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