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Energy Transfer Partners Religion, Sex Bias Suit Gets Jury Trial

Sept. 30, 2022, 6:23 PM

A former Energy Transfer Partners LP warehouse employee who said his supervisor repeatedly berated him for his conversion to Judaism and lifestyle choices will have his religious and gender discrimination claims heard by a jury, a federal Pennsylvania court ruled.

Ryan William Lockhart provided enough evidence for a reasonable jury to find that his allegedly hostile work environment was rooted in his supervisor’s gender and religious discrimination, the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Thursday. A jury must also review competing evidence to decide Lockhart’s retaliation and constructive discharge claims, it said.

Lockhart began working as ...