Exxon Can't Ditch Refinery Worker's Harassment Claim

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 5:04 PM EDT) -- An ExxonMobil Corp. employee who alleged she was repeatedly called names, was the victim of offensive graffiti and bullied can proceed with her gender-based harassment claim against the company, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Jorge L. Alonso said Wednesday that Amy Phillips, a process technician at Exxon's Joliet, Illinois, refinery, has done enough to advance allegations that she was treated differently than her male peers, called sexist names and physically threatened because of her gender. But he threw out her retaliation and infliction of emotional distress claims against the company.

Phillips alleged she was repeatedly called a...

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