Burke v. CHS Middle East LLC

A nurse stationed in Basra, Iraq has alleged facts sufficient to support a recurring retaliation claim against her employer, based on her complaint of sex discrimination.

One month after complaining about her supervisor’s sexual harassment, the plaintiff made another complaint about her supervisor’s retaliation for her first report. The next month, she was told she would be transferred to a less desirable work location, in violation of the company’s stated policy and despite the fact that other nurses were transferred to her original location around the same time. After she complained that the transfer was retaliatory, the employer cancelled it. However, four months later, the defendant allegedly created a policy it used as a pretext not to renew her employment contract. The policy was rescinded after she left.

Other claims were dismissed without prejudice.

Burke v. CHS Middle East LLC, No. 1:18cv01605, Feb. 4, 2019. EDVA at Alexandria (O’Grady).

Categories: Opinions, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia


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