Cashier claims she was victim of sexual harassment at Home Depot

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A cashier is suing Home Depot USA Inc. and her supervisor, citing alleged hostile work environment, retaliation, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and violation of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Paulette Wesby filed a complaint on Dec. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging they breached their duty of good faith and fair dealings.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she had been an employee of the defendant as a cashier since September 2015. However, sometime in December 2016, plaintiff was subjected to repeatedly offensive sexual comments from her supervisor in plumbing, causing her to suffer invasion of her personal space, unlawful threat to her safety, and consistent and ongoing retaliation and harassment. 

The plaintiff says the defendants failed to protect plaintiff against unlawful sexual harassment and hostile work environment, and failed to take serious consideration of plaintiff's complaints.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for compensatory, actual and punitive damages, equitable and legal relief, costs, expenses of action, injunctive or other relief. She is represented by Kolman Ely of Kolman Ely PC in Penndel.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 18-cv-05263.

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