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Former Employee Patricia Stevenson Sues Sam's Club

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A former employee of the Sam's Club in Texas City is suing the corporate giant, claiming that she was a target of abuse by a former co-worker and that the company failed to take action to stop the gender abuse. The Southeast Texas Record reports that the plaintiff Patricia Stevenson is seeking $75,000 in the suit against her former employer.

Patricia Stevenson reportedly worked as an overnight stocker at the Sam's Club store from April 2000 to July 2008. She claims that a co-worker would cuss and belittle her on the job, which she believes was most likely due to her gender. When the employee reported her co-worker's actions to her manager, she was told to ignore the co-worker and the harassment.

The female employee claimed that in July 2008, the co-worker violently threatened her. She reported the incident to Sam Club's corporate office and was told that the store manager would conduct an investigation. However, Patricia Stevenson claims that she was fired by her manager after the incident. She says that her termination came because her manager was upset that she had filed a complaint at the corporate office.

The plaintiff believes that her manager gave the men she worked with preferential treatment. Hence, the lawsuit was filed.

In the Lone Star state, there are many Houston employment lawyers that represent clients involved in claims related to gender discrimination or workplace harassment. More information on these employment law issues can be found through our Related Resources pages.

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