A 55-year-old Iowa woman will receive more than $2.3 million from her lawsuit against her employer.
According to the Associated Press, the Monroe County jury verdict came in the case filed by Debbie Erwine, of Batavia, against UGL Services Unicco Operations Co. and a past supervisor. WCxKit
Erwines lawsuit alleged she was subjected to sex discrimination while overseeing maintenance and cleaning crews at the Cargill plant in Eddyville.
According to one of the documents, Erwines supervisor demoted her in the summer of 2008 due to the fact he "needed a man in that position so that he would be able to understand the mechanical aspects."
Erwine was terminated in December 2008. She sued a little less than one year later.
According to a UGL spokeswoman, Erwine was let go for violating company policy. (WCxKit)
The verdict includes $400,000 for emotional distress and $100,000 toward physical pain.
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