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Female Employee Claims Wronful Termination due to Complaining about Sexual Harassment

Carolyn Ruffin, a female machinist in Lufkin, Texas, filed lawsuit claiming she was unfairly terminated from her job after complaining she was sexually harassed.

Ruffin, 38, said in her lawsuit that she was terminated the day after she complained about the sexual harassment to the company vice president. Ruffin was an employee of Lufkin Industries as a machinist under the Power Transmission Division. The discrimination began when she started working with the Giddings and Lewis Boring machine. One example of the harassment that Ruffin states she endured was comments from a male coworker that women should not be working in a machine shop.

Lufkin Industries is facing charges of violating Title VII for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and retaliation.

No one should have to endure sexual harassment in the workplace. However, when a person is subjected to such treatment, those responsible should be held accountable. Call our employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, today to discuss how we can help you seek retribution.

City of Corpus Christi faces sex discrimination lawsuit

The city of Corpus Christi is currently facing a gender discrimination lawsuit that was brought against them by the Justice Department.

The lawsuit alleges that the Police Department discriminated against hiring women for the department by making them fulfill a fitness test that very few women have been able to pass. Between the years 2005 and 2009, only one in every five women has been able to pass the test compared to two-thirds of all men.

The assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, Thomas Perez said, “This complaint demonstrates that employment practices that unnecessarily exclude qualified candidates on account of sex are unacceptable.” The city has been working with the Justice Department for quite some time in order to settle the alleged sexual discrimination issue.

The complaint states that the number of entry-level females that were hired between 2005 and 2011 was only 12, compared to 113 men during the same period.

BP settles discrimination class action lawsuit

BP has now settled a workplace discrimination class action lawsuit for nearly $54 million after women claimed that they were not employed during the 2010 oil spill because of their gender.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission looked into these claims and did not find evidence that BP discriminated against women. Women in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are involved in the lawsuits.

BP made a settlement fund available for those who were not employed by their contractors during the oil spill as a way to ensure that sex discrimination does not occur in the workplace.

If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, contact the Austin discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017 today.

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