St. Louis MO October 17, 2023 A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Sentry Security Agency claiming she was terminated from her job as a security guard because her employer found out that she was pregnant.
Plaintiff Tameka Young filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Sentry Security Agency Inc.
According to court documents, Young was employed by Sentry Security as a security guard from October 1, 2022, until she was terminated November 17, 2022. Young claims she was subjected to discrimination and harassment based on her gender and the fact that she is pregnant.
Young claims that on November 10, 2022, she informed her manager that she was pregnant and inquired about maternity leave options. Young alleges that in response to her inquiry, her manager said that pregnant women were not allowed to work for the company. Young was terminated from her position shortly after, on November 17, 2022, under the allegedly pretextual reason that she was tardy. Young claims she never was tardy for work and that the actual reason she was being terminated was because she was pregnant and in retaliation for asking for maternity leave.
The lawsuit states that the defendant’s alleged actions constitute sex-based discrimination, pregnancy-based discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The plaintiff is demanding a jury trial to seek back pay with interest, compensatory and punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and any other relief the court deems proper. She is represented by attorney Alexander Taylor from the Sulaiman Law Group in Lombard.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 4:23-cv-01244-MTS