In October of 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky decided a case that involved a female African American plaintiff who sued her former employer alleging race discrimination and sex discrimination. (See Keys v Humana, Inc., 2013 WL 5740109 (W.D. Ky. 2013)). The plaintiff was hired in March of 2005 as a Director that oversaw 12 employees and reported to the Vice President. Id.
The Louisville Race Discrimination and Sex Discrimination plaintiff pointed to 14 incidents that led her to believe said discrimination was occurring. At one incidence she was verbally attacked, another time a co-worker spoke bad about her, then a male employee in October 2005 took over some of her accounts, she was cut off during a meeting and not invited back, and so on. In February 2006, Plaintiff had her title changed and she had to report to a different person. Her new supervisor she claims immediately began to treat her in a discriminatory manner. Id. Then in August of 2006 she was put on a performance improvement plan. Id. Plaintiff noted that ten to twelve African American employees were placed on performance improvement plans. Id.