ST. LOUIS — A transgender woman is suing the city of St. Louis, citing alleged gender discrimination, retaliation and constructive termination.

Chloe Hollett filed a complaint Aug. 22 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the city of St. Louis, alleging it violated the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA).

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was constructively discharged from the Department of Public Safety on Nov. 27. As a result, she has suffered and will continue to suffer a loss of income and other monetary and non-monetary benefits, emotional distress and medical-related expenses. The plaintiff holds the city of St. Louis responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to promote her, subjected her to harassment and discrimination because of her gender and retaliated against her for filing a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the MHRA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $25,000, plus interest, attorney's fees, costs and any further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Jeremy D. Hollingshead of Hollingshead & Dudley in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11074

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