Norma Melgoza, a longtime employee of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, is suing her employer for sex discrimination and equal-pay violations stemming from a denied application for a promotion.
In support of her claim of glass ceiling gender bias, Melgoza points to certain misconduct of the interviewing physician. I’ll let the district court explain.
During an interview with one of Defendant’s doctors, she alleges the doctor wore “a Donald Trump mask” (the “Donald Trump Mask”), an act she described as “humiliating and offensive” to her, insofar as she inferred from this alleged act that the doctor (and, by extension, Defendant) “did not take her or her position seriously and thought nothing of impersonating a man who publicly antagonized Melgoza’s community [Mexican-American] and many members of her gender.”
Also, thanks to this case I think I’ve discovered the trophy to present to this year’s winner.