Law Office of Joshua A. Burt

Archive for January, 2012

Burt Legal Files Suit Against Rite Aid Corp. for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.

The Law Office of Joshua A. Burt filed a lawsuit today against Rite Aid Corporation and a its District Manager for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other related claims.  The complaint alleges that a Rite Aid Corporation District Manager required his subordinate to have sex with him in exchange for his supporting her application for a management level position.  However, as part of Rite Aid’s recruitment of Plaintiff, Rite Aid agreed that Plaintiff was being hired as a Manager and only had to go through a short  manager training period prior to assuming that position.   Shortly after beginning her training, the Rite Aid District Manager told Plaintiff she would not get the manager position she was promised.  He then suggested that they have sexual intercourse and implied that he could “help” her obtain the position.  After Plaintiff began refusing her superior’s sexual advances, he began to retaliate against her, filing multiple unfounded complaints against Plaintiff to Rite Aid Human Resources.  Each time, Human Resources found that these complaints were meritless.  However, when Plaintiff attempted to complain to Rite Aid Human Resources regarding the harassment, she was told that they didn’t have the time to even listen to her complaint.  Rite Aid then failed to investigate and the retaliation, discrimination and harassment continued relentlessly.  Ultimately, faced with escalating abuses, Plaintiff was forced to quit and take a lower paying job at another company.  The Plaintiff is seeking damages for lost wages, emotional trauma, and punitive damages.

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