The suit, filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleges the water services company discriminated against a former employee’s gender, age and protected medical leave.
The woman says she was subjected to a “boys’ club” culture, had her complaints about it ignored, and was fired after taking leave caring for her sick husband and daughter.
The two workers sued alleging they were severely injured by faulty tack equipment operated by fellow Amtrak employees.
Both suffered back injuries, with one man breaking his spine. Both incidents allegedly occurred near Union Station in Washington DC.
Co-workers called the woman a “slut” and falsely claimed she “slept her way up the ladder,” according to the complaint filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Monday.
She was told by her supervisors to just ignore it and to “let it roll off [her] back.” She says it escalated after she complained, with her getting groped on the job. She also claims the stress of the ordeal have her a pituitary tumor, causing headaches and vision problems.
The suit was filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by Kerron Polk, a Black man from Yeadon, Pennsylvania who says he was called a “nigger” and told to “sit in the back of the [company] van” by coworkers.
According to the complaint, when Polk complained to the owner of the company, he told him to shut up, called him a nobody and then fired him.
The man worked as a Lab Systems Manager for the medical supply giant and maintained satisfactory job performance, according to the complaint.
He was fired after taking a six month leave of absence and making subsequent requests for accommodations.
The tech giant was sued by a former technical support worker who was offered a choice between severance and a probationary performance improvement plan.
The problems began when Intel absorbed the internet security company, McAfee. The worker says Intel discriminated against his “Trigger Point Syndrome,” which he was diagnosed with following a series of personal tragedies.
The 64-year-old civil engineer said he has been in the Army since 1998, and has over thirty years of experience in design and construction. He says he witnessed a pattern of discrimination against older engineers, with supervisors exclaiming that younger engineers possessed skills older engineers didn’t.