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Pittsburgh city employee alleges she was denied promotion because of age, sex

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By Carrie Bradon | Jul 19, 2019


PITTSBURGH – A woman employed by the city of Pittsburgh alleges that she was denied a promotion twice because of her age and sex.

Kathleen Butter filed a complaint on July 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the city of Pittsburgh alleging sex, gender and age discrimination.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff began her employment with the defendant as a senior budget analyst in May 2001 and became pension administrator. She alleges she applied for the position of assistant director of finance in July 2017 and despite her experience and education, she did not get the job.

The suit states in September 2017, she was told her position had been eliminated and she again applied for the assistant director position and did not get it despite being the most-qualified person for the position. She alleges she was demoted in December 2017.

The plaintiff alleges the assistant director position was awarded to a 17-year-old man who had only been employed by the defendant for two years and did not have the requisite work experience.

The plaintiff alleges she was discriminated against because of her sex and gender and because she is older than 40.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Alec B. Wright of the Law Offices of Timothy P. O'Brien in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-CV-00805

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