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Fired employee sues AK Steel for discrimination

July 27, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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A former employee at Butler’s AK Steel manufacturing plant filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming she was fired because she is a transgender woman.

The suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Western Pennsylvania, alleges the steelmaker fired Alyssa Lawson due to her gender transition and after a two-year stretch of “discrimination and harassment in the workplace.”

An AK Steel spokesperson did not return a phone call seeking comment.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that appears in Tuesday’s Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.

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