Ohio Trucking Company Ordered To Pay $600K For Wrongful Termination

Gender Discrimination LawsuitOn October 24, 2012, truck driver Kathleen Robledo filed a gender discrimination lawsuit with the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division against Central Refrigerated Service Inc., of Texas.

Robledo began working for Central Refrigerated Service Inc. in October of 2011.  While Robledo and her supervisor were on their way from Utah to driver training in Texas, an incident occurred.

“According to the lawsuit, her male supervisor allegedly showed Robledo a pornographic video on his computer while the truck was stopped at a truck stop in Texas. Robledo alerted the company headquarters in Utah of the events and she was abandoned at the truck stop. Central Refrigerated Service sent a female truck driver to pick up Robledo and bring her to its Utah office and back to Texas,” the Southeast Texas Record reported.

According to the Record, when Robledo arrived back at the company’s terminal, she was terminated.

Robledo and her attorney say Robledo was intentionally discriminated against and her civil liberties were violated.

Robledo is seeking front and back pay, all benefits, compensatory damages including emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, exemplary damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.

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