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Union Pacific Is Accused of Worker Retaliation

California and the West | IN BRIEF / WORKPLACE

September 08, 2005|From Bloomberg News

Union Pacific Corp. illegally retaliated against a worker who lodged a discrimination complaint against the company, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, says Omaha-based Union Pacific disqualified the employee after she won a favorable EEOC ruling in 2002 on claims of gender, age and disability discrimination.

Robert Turner, a spokesman for Union Pacific, couldn't be reached for immediate comment.

Union Pacific managers at the company's Oakland facility are accused of assigning the worker duties she wasn't trained to do, then using her performance as an excuse to push her out of her job.

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