Two more lawsuits claim discrimination against former public works director

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by Bryan Baker

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 6:45 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two new lawsuits claim gender discrimination, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation against Ted Pullen and Louisville Metro Government.

That makes three lawsuits from three employees of the Metro Public Works department filed within the month of September 2012.

Pullen resigned from his post as director of public works after Paula Wahl sued in September, claiming she was passed over for 18 months for the county engineer job because she is a woman.

Rebecca Thibodeaux and Betty Younis added their lawsuits late last Friday. Thibodeaux accuses Pullen of inappropriately grabbing, hugging, and kissing her against her will. Thibodeaux's superior, Younis, went directly to Pullen. But it took two years for Younis to report Thibodeaux's alleged harassment along with alleged rampant gender and sexual discrimination throughout the department to the city. She wrote it in a memo to Mayor Greg Fischer and others, after which she says she was fired.

To learn more about the lawsuits click on the video player above.
 

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