Female welder sues former employer for sexual harassment

Thomas Kallies Mar. 6, 2014, 2:16pm

A female welder is suing her former employer over what she describes as sexual harassment.

Randie Davis filed suit in the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division on Feb. 27, naming Gemma Power Systems LLC as the defendant. 

According to Davis, she was hired by Gemma in February 2013 as a welder to work on a project which she was told would last about two years. She says that shortly after she started working for Gemma, on Feb. 21, 2013, work was cancelled due to poor weather. Davis then accompanied other employees to a local bar.

While at the bar Davis says her boss was being flirtatious. Davis says she walked out to her car to leave and her boss followed her out. When at her car he allegedly asked Davis if she would like to "fool around." Davis declined, she claims.

Davis continued to work for Gemma as a welder, but says her work was subjected to scrutiny which her male counterparts' work was not subjected. She claims there were other comments made about her work and her appearance because she is a female.

In March 2013 Davis was fired and was not given a reason. Davis subsequently claims to have filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The firing was allegedly investigated and in response Gemma told her she was fired for poor performance and work attendance. Davis states her work was good and although she did miss some work and needed to leave early on numerous occasions, but her boss allowed it, according to the lawsuit.

Davis is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

She is being represented by Houston attorney Warren T. McCollum.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division Case No. 14-CV-00149


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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