Carrie Bradon Dec. 21, 2015, 10:36am


PHILADELPHIA – A male police officer is suing his employer purporting that he was unfairly retaliated against after defending his female colleague.

Paul McLaughlin filed a complaint on Aug. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Borough of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, citing violation of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant beginning in 1999, and experienced no problems in the workplace until 2010, when a female colleague came into the workplace. The plaintiff supported his female colleague after she filed a complaint alleging workplace hostility due to her gender, and following the plaintiff's action he was wrongly discriminated against, he claims. Namely, the plaintiff was allegedly not allowed to receive a promotion for which he was qualified. McLaughlin is suing the defendant for unlawful retaliation.

McLaughlin seeks compensation for all damages and lost opportunities. He is represented by Mark D. Schwartz in Bryn Mawr.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-CV-04743

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