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On April 6th, 2023, Kennedy Hunt P.C. filed a complaint against Norman L. Rigdon Post No. 5896, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Inc. “VFW” for sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act.

According to the lawsuit, our female client worked as a bartender for the defendant from March 2020 to May 2021. The lawsuit alleges our client faced repeated, unwanted sexual harassment. 

Per the lawsuit: 

On or about April 14, 2021, a member of the VFW post named John Rastorfer told Plaintiff, “Everyone wants to fuck you,” and stated that no one could because Plaintiff was in a relationship. On or about April 16, 2021, Defendant VFW suspended Plaintiff’s employment. 15. Defendant VFW falsely claimed that Plaintiff was not performing her job duties and that there had been complaints against her. On May 11, 2021, Plaintiff submitted a written complaint of Rastorfer’s inappropriate comment from April 14, 2021, to be presented and discussed at a meeting. On May 11, 2021, after receiving Plaintiff’s complaint, Defendant VFW terminated Plaintiff’s employment. Defendant VFW made false claims about Plaintiff’s work performance and complaints by patrons. 

The lawsuit seeks damages for our client, lost wages and other benefits of employment, and costs, expenses, and attorneys fees.

This case is ongoing. For more information, contact attorneys Nicole Matlock and Sarah Jane Hunt at info@kennedyhuntlaw.com. If you or someone you know has been a victim of discrimination, our skilled attorneys at Kennedy Hunt, P.C. may be able to help you. Fill out a questionnaire so we can understand your claim.