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Former employee sues Allentown Rescue Missions for alleged gender discrimination


By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2018

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ALLENTOWN — A controller is suing Allentown Rescue Missions Inc., a social service organization, citing alleged discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.

Connie Deemer filed a complaint on Sept. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Allentown Rescue Missions Inc., alleging that the social service organization violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 27, 2018, she was terminated from her employment. Prior to that, she was consistently and continuously subjected to demeaning, derogatory and/or discriminatory treatment by the management and board of directors throughout her employment. The plaintiff holds Allentown Rescue Missions Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against her because of her gender and terminated her in retaliation for continued complain of discrimination/hostile work environment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages and award costs, legal fees and expenses of this action and all other equitable and legal relief. She is represented by Ari Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 5:18-cv-03870-JFL. 

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