What? You’re shocked that there’s yet another lawsuit involving Ted Pullen and Metro Public Works? Of course you’re not.
In a suit filed in December 2009 (yep, swept under the rug), Lana McGown is suing Metro Government/Public Works/Jerry Abramson, Ted Pullen, Betty Younis, and James Brown for alleged discrimination and retaliation.
Let’s dig right into the suit for the details:
10. On or about November 21, 2008, and continuing thereafter, Plaintiff was subjected to discrimination actions of the Defendant employees, including the suspension of her employment, all because of her age, and in retaliation for her complaints regarding discrimination. She has continued to suffer other materially adverse employment actions in retaliation for her complaints and despite continued requests for assistance.
Sounds like the perfect opportunity for someone like Younis to come forward to help the woman win her case against Metro.
15. Upon information and belief, as a direct and proximate result of the Defendant Government’s wrongful discrimination, Plaintiff has suffered mental anguish, embarrassment and humiliation, and lost wages and benefits. Plaintiff is entitled to recover for the same from the Defendant Government.
16. Defendant Government’s discriminatory treatment of Plaintiff continues to cause, and will cause her to suffer substantial lost waves, mental anguish and substantial damages for pecuniary losses, as well as humiliation and damages to her personal dignity.
18. Plaintiff brings this Count II alleging violations of Chapter 344 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes which prohibits retaliation by any person against an individual because they have opposed an unlawful practice or because they have opposed discrimination and/or complained about or participated in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or hearing.
20. Plaintiff engaged in a statutorily protected activity by opposing the unlawful practice of discrimination, and reporting and complaining about said discrimination.
21. As a direct result of her opposition to discrimination, Plaintiff has suffered materially adverse employment actions including, but not limited to, suspension, denial of pay, denial of raises, promotions, other work restrictions, job changes, and other work related harassment.
Just like that, another whistleblower/discrimination/whatever case involving the bad actors within Louisville Metro Government bubbles to the surface.