Knorr Brake Faces Employment Discrimination Claims

Female Employee Files EEOC Charge Alleging Disability Discrimination & Retaliation
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* WMATA Metro

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* Wesminster - Maryland - US

WESMINSTER, Md. - Oct. 14, 2015 - PRLog -- Knorr Brake Company is facing employment discrimination claims for allegedly engaging in discriminatory and retaliatory actions against a female employee due to her disability and age. Vicki Long has been an exceptional Knorr Brake employee for seven years. Her EEOC charge alleges that her age and temporary medical disability resulted in managers taking discriminatory actions against her.

Ms. Long is represented by Natalie M. Koss of Potomac Legal Group PLLC. Knorr Brake provides parts and braking systems for state and Federal contracts, including WMATA Metro and numerous commuter rail projects.

Ms. Long, age 53, is a stellar employee who received numerous positive reviews and accolades from Knorr Brake in her position as a repair coordinator. She significantly contributed to the company and utilized her abilities to serve customers. According to her managers, Ms. Long consistently performed a high-quality job for her employer throughout her employment.

Ms. Long alleges in her charge that Knorr Brake's treatment of her changed when she and her family members developed significant health problems. After notifying Knorr Brake of her medical issues, Ms. Long alleges that she suffered from retaliatory acts by her supervisors, who reprimanded her.

In her charge, Ms. Long alleges that her supervisors would scream at her in front of co-workers. She alleges that her supervisors regularly made disparaging remarks about her to other employees. During her recuperation period, Ms. Long alleges that she received harassing phone calls from Knorr Brake management that allegedly criticized work she had performed before her surgery. Ms. Long also alleges that after she complained about the disability-based discrimination, her supervisors retaliated against her and engaged in further harassment.

As part of Knorr Brake's discriminatory actions, Ms. Long alleges that the company's management placed her on a performance improvement plan after she disclosed her medical conditions. Ms. Long alleges that the plan did not reflect her excellent job performance and, instead, the plan was a tactic designed to harass and intimidate her due to her disability and age.

Ms. Long made her allegations in a formal charge filed with the EEOC and intends to pursue all of her legal options for the unlawful discriminatory and retaliatory acts that she alleges in her charge.


Potomac Legal Group PLLC specializes in employment law. Our experienced attorneys represent clients who have faced employment discrimination, wrongful termination and unpaid wages or sales commissions. The Firm pursues whistleblower cases and negotiates severance agreements, non-competes and non-disclosure agreements. Potomac Legal Group PLLC ( is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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