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Ritz-Carlton accused of gender discrimination


According to a recent report in The Louisiana Record, a general manager at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans has filed a lawsuit against the establishment, claiming it was guilty of gender discrimination.

The female plaintiff alleges she was unlawfully discriminated against during her tenure at the hotel, as the location continually subjected her to different and higher standards than her male co-workers. In addition, the plaintiff accused the hotel of creating conduct policies violations that it claimed she was guilty of in order to replace her with a male employee.

The ex-employee had received several awards during her tenure, especially during the wake of Hurricane Katrina. However, the plaintiff alleges she was fired for fabricated policy violations that resulted in a male replacement, whom she claims was a "close personal friend" of her supervisor, and was less qualified for her position.

In return, the plaintiff seeks damages for compensatory and punitive damages, as well as costs and attorney's fees.

The case highlights the importance of companies avoiding any actions perceived to be discriminatory, as employees may file similar expensive professional liability lawsuits. 

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