Waitress files gender discrimination lawsuit against Sherman restaurant

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Feb. 5, 2013, 8:47am

SHERMAN - Claiming she was sexually harassed by her general manager at a Sherman restaurant, April Gordon filed a lawsuit against Jalapeno Tree Holdings LLC on Jan. 28 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

Gordon was employed as a waitress by the defendant at the Jalapeno Tree restaurant in Sherman since mid-September 2011.  According to the lawsuit, soon after Gordon started working there, she began experiencing sexual harassment by her general manager. 

The defendant is accused of violating Gordon’s civil rights by discriminating against Gordon based on her sex, sexually harassing her and retaliating against her for reporting the illegal conduct.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages for mental anguish, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, court costs and interest.

Gordon is represented by Sherman attorney Ronald R. Huff.  A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:13-cv-00050

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