EAST ST. LOUIS — An African-American woman is suing a Granite City health care facility, alleging racial discrimination.
Lorie Jackson filed a lawsuit July 13 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Gateway Regional Medical Center, alleging violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, Jackson was subjected to unlawful adverse employment actions, less compensation and termination of employment Nov. 3, 2014, that caused her to suffer loss of compensation and benefits, emotional distress and humiliation.
The plaintiff alleges Gateway Regional subjected her to unlawful gender/sex discrimination, paid her less than what similarly situated Caucasian employees received and ultimately terminated her employment in 2014.
Jackson seeks a trial by jury, damages, attorney fees, legal costs and all other relief deemed proper. She is represented by attorneys Lee W. Barron of Lee W. Barron PC in Alton and Melvin D. Kennedy of Law Office of Melvin D. Kennedy in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-00787