ST. LOUIS — A professor is suing a university, citing alleged gender discrimination.
Wendi Neckameyer filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against St. Louis University, Thomas P. Burris, Fred P. Pestello and Thomas C. Westfall alleging that the defendants violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 15, 2016, she was terminated from her employment despite having earned tenure and a promotion. The plaintiff claims that during the course of her employment, she was subjected to disparate treatment in light of her gender, age and disability. As a result, Neckameyer claims she suffered emotional distress, lost wages and benefits and humiliation.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly terminated plaintiff due to her gender, ratified or approved the illegal behavior to be practiced in the workplace and did nothing to prevent or remedy the discrimination and retaliation happening in the workplace.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual damages in a fair and reasonable sum over $25,000 and punitive damages, cost of suit, attorneys fees and for all other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Gregory Anderson of Law Office of Gregory Anderson LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01203