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Weissman's Design for Dance accused of discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2017

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ST. LOUIS — A female employee is suing a dancewear design company in St. Louis, citing alleged race and sex discrimination.

Lucrecia Cummings filed a complaint on Nov. 20, in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Weissman's Theatrical Supplies Inc., doing business as Weissman's Design for Dance, for alleged human rights violations by not providing the correct compensation as promised for the position.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning on Feb. 16, after being accepted to a new position in the defendant's company that paid $15 per hour, she worked full duty and double shifts as directed by the management, but her rate of pay allegedly did not change. Cummings also claims she was informed that since it was an all-male environment, they wanted to make sure she would fit in before increasing her pay. As a result, Cummings claims she suffered emotional distress, pain and embarrassment. 

The plaintiff holds Weissman's Design for Dance responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay the employee the amount promised for the position due to her race and gender.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for punitive damages, attorney's fees, and for such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper under all of the circumstances. She is represented by Daniel J. McMichael and Michelle K. Faron of McMichael, Logan & Keersemaker in Kirkwood, Missouri.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11794

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