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Amy-Erin Blakely v. The Devereux Foundation “big breasts” gender discrimination lawsuit

The Devereux Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps children with development and cognitive disabilities, is being sued by an ex-employee for gender discrimination and retaliation.

Amy-Erin Blakely, a former Assistant Executive Director who had held that position for about six years, claims that she was discriminated against and subjected to embarassing remarks by management because of her “big breasts.”

Gloria Allred, who is representing Blakely, mentioned on her website the following allegations:

Ms. Blakely alleges that she was told that other employees complained that they could not concentrate in meetings because all they saw were her “big breasts.” She also alleges that someone in management talked about how large her breasts were and that she needed to “hide them”. She also learned that she had been nicknamed “Big Tittie Baby,” that someone in management wanted to sit next to her “so he can look at her big titties” and that he “loves big titties.”

In addition, she alleges that she was told that she was “too sensual” for further advancement to the position of Executive Director. Ms. Blakely was shocked by that comment, since the Devereux Foundation had no written dress code policy and she always dressed in a professional manner.

Because of being forced to endure continuing sexual harassment, discriminatory comments and behavior Ms. Blakely filed an internal grievance in March 2009. Rather than the complaint being taken seriously, however, Ms. Blakely was reprimanded.

When the discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation worsened, she filed a second grievance. Finally, she was terminated on October 28, 2009, the day after she filed her second grievance.

Read more at Gloria Allred’s website

Amy-Erin Blakely v. The Devereux Foundation “big breasts” gender discrimination lawsuit
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