Kansas Woman Mechanic Sexually Harassed

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman mechanic has filed a lawsuit accusing her former freight yard employer of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

The lawsuit filed July 12 in Kansas District Court says the woman’s supervisor and coworkers at Moore Freight Service regularly harassed and demeaned her by calling her derogatory names.

Daseke Inc., which bought Moore Freight in 2016, declined comment.

She was the only female diesel mechanic when she started working for Moore Freight Service in Spring Hill in 2011.

The suit says the harassment just got worse when she complained to human resources and that she was fired less than two weeks after she filed that complaint. The suit says she was fired for insubordination.