PHILADELPHIA — A banker is suing her former employer, citing alleged hostile work environment and sexual harassment.
Gabrielle Favoroso filed a complaint on Nov. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Citizens Financial Group Inc. for alleged violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
According to the complaint, on Sept. 21, 2017, Favoroso was transferred to defendant's Richboro location and reported to its branch manager. Plaintiff claims during her transfer she was subjected to inappropriate treatment that forced her to terminate her employment with defendant due to continued sexual harassment and retaliation.
The plaintiff holds Citizens Financial Group Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct the harassing behavior by failing to discipline its employee for his misconduct and allowed plaintiff to experience hostile environment in the company.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages, emotional pain, attorneys' fees, recoverable costs, pre- and post-judgment interest. She is represented by David Koller and Sarah Lavalle of Koller Law LLC in Philadelphia.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:18-cv-04970-ER.