Washington University professor files suit over discrimination allegations

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A female professor at Washington University has filed a suit over allegations of sex discrimination.

C. Irene Tsien filed a complaint on June 29 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Washington University and Dennis Hallahan MD citing the Missouri Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff has been employed by Washington University since 2014 as a professor of radiation oncology. She alleges she was the first and only female full professor in the department.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants subjected her to a hostile work environment and less favorable treatment than her male colleagues. The suit states in June 2016, the plaintiff was told that her five-year contract would not be renewed in 2020.

The plaintiff holds Washington University and Hallahan responsible because the defendants alleged actions constitute sex discrimination and a hostile working environment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor in an amount of more than $25,00, plus punitive damages, attorney fees, costs and all other relief that are proper and just. She is represented by Jerome J. Dobson of Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich LLP in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10549

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