ST. LOUIS — A former employee is suing university supervisors, citing alleged age, gender and race discrimination.
Lynne Harrison filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Harris-Stow State University, Emmanuel Lalande and Tammy Bramwell-Kimbrough alleging that the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent or promptly correct the offensive, harassing and discriminatory conduct done in the university.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Sept. 4, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015, she suffered discrimination and harassment when she started working for the defendants as the director of public safety. The plaintiff claims she was presented with a 90-day probation form and stated that she could not be employed if she did not sign the form. Shortly after beginning work at the campus, the plaintiff allegedly began hearing racial comments that led to employment being terminated allegedly because she reported the incidents to the human resources department.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to make good-faith efforts to establish and enforce polices to prevent illegal discrimination against employees and failed to take prompt and effective remedial action addressing the plaintiff's numerous reports of discriminatory conduct.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for compensatory, nominal and punitive damages in such an amount in excess of $25,000, attorney's fees, costs, interest and for such other and further relief deems just and proper. She is represented by Jeremy D. Hollingshead and Katie M. Rhoten of Hollingshead & Dudley in St. Louis and Thomas J. SanFilippo of Thomas Sanfilippo & Associates in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01238