UPS sued for alleged discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 30, 2018

HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing United Parcel Service Inc., citing alleged gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.

Melisa Hoshauer filed a complaint on Aug. 17, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, against UPS, alleging that the Delaware corporation breached its duty of good faith and fair dealings.

The plaintiff alleges that she has suffered damages, including emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation, and loss of self-esteem, from being subjected to a hostile work environment and discrimination based on her gender.

She claims that she was reluctantly trained to become a feeder driver, and lost employment and earnings, as a result of the retaliatory actions of the defendant for her opposition against unlawful sex discrimination in the workplace in violations of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). 

The plaintiff holds UPS responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected plaintiff to discrimination on the basis of her sex, and retaliated against her by terminating her employment for opposing unlawful sex discrimination.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for compensatory and punitive damages, award of front pay and other benefits, interest, costs of suit, attorney and expert witness fees, and other relief as is deemed just. She is represented by Sidney L. Gold of Sidney L. Gold & Assoc. PC in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 18-cv-01639

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