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UPS accused of gender discrimination

A woman in another state accused UPS of discriminating against her based on sex. This remains a major problem in Texas and all other states. Nevertheless, a person who faces gender discrimination in the workplace has the right to seek to hold his or her employer accountable.

The former UPS worker claimed that, a couple of years after starting to work at the company, she began to feel discriminated against because she was a woman. She learned that desirable routes ended up being given to men who had less experience in the company. This was reportedly a violation of the union contract, which indicated that work assignments would be determined by seniority.

When the woman complained about this multiple times, the company allegedly changed its system to comply with the contract. However, when a supervisor reportedly indicated that men would start to lose their routes due to her complaint, she began to be mistreated. She was eventually fired, reportedly without cause, and then sued UPS. She ultimately won a federal appeal, reversing a trial court verdict in  favor of UPS. The amount of the damage award must still be determined. 

When someone in Texas faces gender discrimination on the job, it is within his or her rights to file a lawsuit against the employer that allegedly allowed the discrimination to happen. An understanding of what facts must be proved is crucial in order to succeed in this type of civil litigation. Remedies from a successfully presented claim may include financial damages and even job reinstatement when circumstances warrant that relief. 

Source: seattlepi.com, "Local woman wins sex discrimination case against UPS", Lynsi Burton, Dec. 21, 2016

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