The Penn Record May 2, 2016, 6:14pm


PITTSBURGH — A professor is suing Robert Morris University, a school administration, citing alleged hostile work environment, retaliation, and sexual discrimination.

Jeanne Baugh filed a complaint on April 13, in the U.S District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Robert Morris University alleging that the school administration violated the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she has suffered adverse employment actions, was treated differently, lost a course assignment to someone else, was not offered to teach in the new Enterprise/mainframe program and was retaliated against for engaging in a protected activity.

The plaintiff holds Robert Morris University responsible because CIS department head, John Turchek, allegedly changed the curriculum for the Java course that she had been teaching for nine years without consulting her and reassigned it to a less qualified male, Dr. Laverty. Turchek also changed her schedule and made it a point to check on her class each Friday, which he did not do to other male professors, the suit says, adding that she constantly sought help from the administration but was refused.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation lost wages, benefits, plus interest, punitive damages, pre-judgment and post judgment interest, attorney's fees and costs and for such further relief as the court may deem necessary and proper. She is represented by Martell Harris of Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC in Pittsburgh.

U.S District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00430

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