Ex-Lockheed Martin Exec Points To Retaliation In Bias Suit

By Rae Ann Varona (May 23, 2022, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A Black former Lockheed Martin employee has asked a Texas federal judge to deny the aerospace company's second attempt at nixing her suit alleging she was demoted and suspended for speaking up against discrimination, pointing to actions that she said demonstrated retaliation.

Keishonna Harper, who most recently worked in Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Aeronautics Department, said on Friday that contrary to the company's contention that her transfer to another business unit was merely a lateral transfer, the move was a retaliatory demotion for speaking out against racist and sexist conduct at work.

"The removal of her leadership responsibilities made Harper's job less...

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