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.