TAMPA – An African-American woman alleges she faced discriminatory treatment by her former employer.
Lanice K. Glover filed a complaint on March 29 in the
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida
against Homegoods Inc. alleging race discrimination and retaliation.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was hired as a
customer service coordinator at the defendant's Dale Mabry Walters
Crossing branch in April 2012. She alleges she was repeatedly passed
over for promotions because of her race.
The plaintiff holds
Homegoods Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly interfered
with employee's contractual right to enjoy the same benefits and
privileges as other employees and retaliated against her by terminating
her employment in May 2015 because she filed a complaint with the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission.
The plaintiff seeks punitive
damages, attorney's fees, costs, reinstatement or front pay, and further
relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Frank M.
Malatesta of Malatesta Law Office in Venice.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00732