The Florida Record May 30, 2016, 10:25am


TAMPA – A retired U.S. Postal Service employee alleges he was subject to a hostile work environment because he is a man.

Richard Cornell filed a complaint on May 4 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Megan J. Brennen, postmaster general and the United States Postal Service alleging discrimination based on sex and hostile work environment based on sex.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked at the Winter Haven post office from 1994 until his retirement in 2015. The plaintiff alleges that he was required to wear uniform at all times he was on duty while various females were allowed not to. He alleges he complained to his supervisors about the disparate treatment but they did nothing to stop it. As a result, said disparate treatment continued every day for approximately 26 months, the suit states.

The plaintiff holds Megan J. Brennen, postmaster general and the United States Postal Service responsible because the defendants' employees allegedly willfully undertook and maintained discriminatory and unlawful practices and failed to take necessary actions to prevent or correct the complained discrimination.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for damages, attorneys' fees and costs and for such other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Ward A. Meythaler of Merkle Magri & Meythaler PA in Tampa.

Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-01099

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