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Lawsuit: Kansas woman mechanic sexually harassed

July 19, 2019 - 6:17 pm

A female mechanic filed a lawsuit against her former employer, accusing others at the company of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

The lawsuit, filed July 12 in Kansas District Court, said the woman's supervisor and co-workers at Moore Freight Service regularly harassed and demeaned her by calling her derogatory names. The woman was the only female diesel mechanic when she started working for Moore Freight in Spring Hill, Kansas, in 2011.

The suit said the harassment got worse when she complained to human resources. She was fired less than two weeks after she filed the lawsuit for what the company called insubordination.

The suit also indicated that the woman got her first raise two years after she started working for the company. She later learned that the starting salary of a male employee she was training was equivalent to her current pay. When she asked for a raise, the suit said, she was told she "did not work enough to justify another raise."

According to the lawsuit, the woman's supervisor was fired in April for sexually harassing another female driver.

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