Discrimination suit filed against St. Louis University by former officer over termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A former public safety officer for a university alleges she was discriminated against because of her sex.

Julie Brown filed a complaint on Dec. 29 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against St. Louis University alleging violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff began her employment with the defendant as a public safety officer in 2009. The suit states the plaintiff identified as a male at work until 2016, when she spoke with co-workers and notified supervisors and human resources that she had changed her legal name to Julie and would identify as female.

The plaintiff alleges afterward, she was treated differently and complained to human resources about harassment and discrimination. The suit states she was terminated June 22, 2017.

The plaintiff holds St. Louis University responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against her based upon her sex and retaliated against her because of her discrimination complaints.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages in an amount of more than $25,000, with interest, attorney's fees, costs and all other relief that is proper and just. She is represented by Jase Carter of Carter Law Firm LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc0004

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