Attorneys file to dismiss lawsuit alleging discrimination at Red Hat

Attorneys file to dismiss lawsuit alleging discrimination at Red Hat


RALEIGH – The plaintiff’s attorneys in a discrimination lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of biological sex at Red Hat, along with the attorneys representing the company have both filed to dismiss the case “with prejudice,” according to reporting from the Triangle Business Journal.

The suit was originally filed in 2019, where the plaintiff Danielle Malecek, who worked for Red Hat subsidiary Ansible, alleged “unfair treatment due to her gender by her supervisors and co-workers,” according to prior reporting from WRAL TechWire.

“The treatment sometimes materialized in the form of negative feedback not based in the realities of Ms. Malecek’s job performance, but instead based upon sexist stereotypes and prejudices,” the lawsuit filed in 2019 claimed.

Malecek also alleged that she was forced into a “gender-based territory transfer” which resulted in a less lucrative sales territory.

Red Hat battles two sex discrimination lawsuits from former employees

Red Hat declined wrongdoing in the Malecek case and in another case filed against Red Hat that alleged discrimination on the basis of biological sex.

The Malecek case moved to mediation last year, and arbitration this year.  The other case was resolved, according to the Triangle Business Journal.

Red Hat is owned by IBM, following the $34 billion acquisition of the Raleigh-based Red Hat by IBM in 2019.  IBM is facing multiple lawsuits that allege age-based discrimination, including a class action suit.

 





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