PHILADELPHIA — The former vice president of operations for a machine company is suing the company for allegations of sexual discrimination and wrongful termination.
Kristine Hogan filed a lawsuit on March 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Insinger Machine Company Inc. and the The Insinger Machine Company, citing sexual and racial discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA).
According to the complaint, Hogan was employed by the defendants from September 1992 through about April 2007, then again from October 2010 through October 2014, working as the vice president of operations. The plaintiff claims she was subjected to discriminatory comments and conduct because of her sex during her employment.
In May 2014 and again in an email on July 10, 2104, the plaintiff states, she complained about an allegedly sexually hostile work environment that was not remedied. On Aug. 1, 2014, the plaintiff was allegedly put on a performance improvement plan and was soon terminated on Oct. 13, 2014, in retaliation for her complaints, the suit alleges.
Hogan seeks compensatory and punitive damages, costs of the suit, expert fees, disbursements, and attorneys' fees. She is represented by Stephen G. Console and Caren N. Gurmankin of the Console Law Offices LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01262