The Penn Record Jun. 3, 2016, 11:47am


PHILADELPHIA — A sales administrator is suing GE Water & Process Technologies, an employer, citing alleged discrimination, failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and retaliation.

Barbara Barry filed a complaint on April 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against GE Water & Process Technologies alleging that the employer allegedly violated the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that upon her return from disability leave, and up to the time she filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge, she was subjected to harassment and ridicule by her supervisor, Cara Broadbelt. She allegedly was treated differently in terms and conditions of her employment. As a result of defendant's discrimination, she has suffered damages, she claims. The plaintiff holds GE Water & Process Technologies responsible because the defendant allegedly treated her differently from others in pursuing Family and Medical Leave Act claims.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order permanently enjoining the defendant from discriminating or retaliating against her, prohibiting the defendant from continuing its allegedly illegal policy, compensation for all damages and all other equitable relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Timothy M. Kolman, Wayne A. Elly and W. Charles Sipio of Kolman Ely PC in Pendell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01937

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