ST. LOUIS — A former employee is suing a management consultant company, citing alleged gender discrimination.
Carolyn Roach filed a complaint on May 23 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against McCormack Baron Management Inc. alleging that the defendant violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Dec. 5, 2005, and Sept. 25, 2015, while employed by the defendant, she was discriminated against because male and female employees were not treated equally. The plaintiff claims that she was regularly given good performance evaluation and commended as a great asset to the department but despite good reviews, she was never promoted to a higher position, was not given projects and was denied a salary raise. She alleges she was paid less money and treated less favorably than male employees because of her gender. As a result, Roach claims she suffered emotional pain, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life.
The plaintiff holds McCormack Baron Management responsible because the defendant allegedly failed as an employer to treat all employees as equals and be given equal opportunity in the workplace, failed to provide the correct salary depending on her tasks and position and denied the plaintiff her rights as an employee on the basis of her gender.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual, compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages, equitable relief, attorneys' fees, costs of litigation and such other relief as the court finds appropriate. She is represented by Clair Witse and Donna L. Harper of Sedey Harper Westhoff PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC0138