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.
The Supreme Court has made a ruling on federal discrimination laws and whether or not they protect religious organizations.
This ruling states that workers in certain religious organizations can not seek protection under federal workplace discrimination laws because religious leaders can choose the best person to lead their mission separate from the state. This is because of the First Amendment right that guarantees the freedom of religion.
Although some agree with this new law, others thing it will an easy way for abuse to occur in religious workplaces. This ruling came about after a teacher at a religious school claimed that she was fired for having narcolepsy and that this violated the Americans with Disability Act. The court ruled against her claiming that the religious organization have the right to chose who preaches their beliefs.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of workplace discrimination, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Austin discrimination lawyers or The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.