Ex-Joint Employers face Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Allegations

Employee fights to end alleged Sexual Harassment

Philadelphia – M&D Wholesale Distributors Inc. and BPA Sales LP are ex-joint employers that have been charged with gender discrimination and retaliation accusations by a former female employee, Tracy Drummond.

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On April 22, Drummond filed a gender discrimination and retaliation complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania claiming her employers breached Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The plaintiff released an allegation indicating that she and a male co-worker “went out on a date” in May 2015. After the first “date” took place, Drummond claims the male coworker continued to offer more dates. Although, Drummond says she declined his invitations, her male co-worker never stopped asking her out. According to the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, the male co-worker would often lock his eyes on Drummond and trail behind her throughout the workplace.

During Summer 2015, Drummond reported the sexual harassment she experienced to management, who informed her that all concerns should be held in confidence until the investigation is over. A few days after the report, Drummond was terminated from her position by the “defendants’ management,” according the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.

Drummond is suing both parties for an unfair termination that coerced her to leave and allowed the defendant, male co-worker, to remain employed. The defendants’ management claims Drummond revealed secret information. However, evidence has yet to confirm that action.

As a result of Drummond’s termination, she is seeking a court trial. Drummond and her gender discrimination and retaliation attorney plan to bring awareness to workplace retaliation with hope that the retaliation will stop. Drummond is also requesting that her previous place of employment “adhere to a policy prohibiting retaliation in the future, compensation for unspecified and punitive damages, and expenses.”

Drummond’s Point of View

Every individual view things differently. In Drummond’s case, she believes her job could’ve handled her sexual harassment complaints and concerns in a different manner. In the event that the defendants’ management was going to terminate the plaintiff, both individuals should’ve been terminated not just the victim who happens to be a female. This is why Drummond accused her employers of gender discrimination. The alleged disparate treatment prior to this pending investigation has left Drummond without a job, and her income. Although the defendants’ management claims the termination was for a legitimate reason, the timing of the action seems like they were retaliating against Drummond.

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects eligible employees from discrimination against, gender, color, race, sex, religion, and national origin. As the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit proceeds in court, it will only be a matter of time before the jury reach a verdict that determines whether or not M&D Wholesale Distributors Inc. and BPA Sales LP are responsible for violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

If you are an employee who have been a victim of gender discrimination or workplace retaliation in New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia, contact our New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia gender discrimination and workplace retaliation attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC. Our diligent gender discrimination and workplace retaliation attorneys are dedicated to representing employees who are mistreated and violated at their job.

Each gender discrimination and workplace retaliation attorney is very skilled and well rounded in employment law. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding your gender discrimination and workplace retaliation case, they are more than qualified to provide the resolutions and information you need, along with the best legal representation in the tri-state area. For more information on gender discrimination and workplace retaliation, read our Employment Law Blog.


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