ST. LOUIS — An African-American employee is suing Walgreen Co., Cecile Wong and Scott Haynes, former employer and supervisors, citing alleged racial discrimination and wrongful or constructive termination.
Pamela Marshall filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants treated her differently and more severely than her peer district managers, unjustifiably placed her on a performance improvement plan without following their own procedures, demoted her to a management trainee, and constructively discharged her and replaced her with a less experienced younger, white employee.
As a result of the defendants' actions, she allegedly suffered loss of income and benefits, loss of enjoyment of life, embarrassment and humiliation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs, and such other relief that is legal and equitable. She is represented by Joshua M. Pierson of Sowers & Wolf LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00140