PHILADELPHIA — A woman whose job consisted of delivering utility cutoff notices is suing her former employer, alleging that she was terminated as a result of her supervisor’s gender discrimination.
Linda Seawright filed a lawsuit on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Contract Callers Inc., citing alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
According to her complaint, Seawright began working for the defendant in March 2009 as an “hour notice dropper.” The plaintiff claims that she was treated less favorably than her male coworkers throughout her employment.
On Aug. 19, 2013, the plaintiff claims, she was fired by the defendant for a non-customer-related complaint, which Seawright claims was an arbitrary reason covering up her supervisor’s gender discrimination. She filed a grievance and was given a second chance before she was again terminated on Oct. 8, 2013, for allegedly unsubstantiated reasons.
Seawright seeks back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, and costs. She is represented by Reginald Allen.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01292-JP