Female Construction Worker Gets $150,000 For Being Forced To Wear Diapers
Lisa Drozdowski claimed that she had to wear adult diapers at her job at Danella Construction Corp. because it would not provide portable toilets and recently she was awarded $150,000 in a gender-discrimination lawsuit brought on her behalf by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The men at the construction sites would just go to the bathroom in holes but Drozdowski had to walk a great distance to use a restroom. When Drozdowski complainted to management she suffered retaliation when the company stopped giving her work.
Four other female employees of Danella Construction Corp., also claimed that they were discriminated against because of gender, split an additional $50,000. According to the complaint other female flaggers who were present would shield each other from passing cars and co-workers with blankets while they went to the bathroom on the side of the road. The additional problem facing Drozdowski was that she was the only woman on a job and could not go to the bathroom and ended up urinating on herself. Rather than continue to urinate on herself she started to wear adult diapers to work each day.
"It was humiliating, but I needed the job." said Drozdowsky.
Drozdowsky is a single mother with three children.
As the economy keeps turning against employees, many companies feel they can treat workers in any way they choose. This is a prime example of how bad things are getting in the workplace and the need for employment lawyers like Peter LaSorsa to keep fighting for the rights of employee.