Female Employee Sues Chicago White Sox for Sexual Discrimination
A woman who formerly worked for the Chicago White Sox filed a lawsuit alleging that the team and Major League Baseball discriminated against her when she was passed over for promotions because of her gender. Deborah Theobald, the 33 year old woman, claimed that her work performance was outstanding, but nonetheless, she was passed over for upper management positions. According to her suit, the woman claimed that when she applied for the job of manager of partnerships in 2004, a less qualified male was promoted. The woman's lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Ms. Theobald, in her suit, claimed that the White Sox and the MLB promoted "the glass ceiling and intentional sexual discriminatory policies and practices." The plaintiff quit her job in June, 2010.