‘What, are you lactating?’: Former Shedd employee files sexual discrimination lawsuit
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CHICAGO — A former Shedd Aquarium Society employee has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit claiming she was subjected to a hostile and sexist work environment as the only woman aboard a Shedd research vessel.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday, says Susan Edgerton was the first and only woman hired to work on the Coral Reef II and that the all-male crew created a hostile work environment that subjected her to dangerous work conditions resulting in injuries.
The following claims were made in the lawsuit:
• On a morning in November 2018, Edgerton said she was sweating after going on a run. The paperworks says First Mate Kip Mors, who quit in 2019, looked at her breasts and said, “What, are you lactating?”
• On another occasion, Mors allegedly called a woman who filed sex discrimination claims against Shedd a “f—— c—,” and Captain Zoltan Bobick referred to her as a “f—— b—-.” Mors then allegedly said, “How could we be sexist? We hired a woman.”
• First Mate James Wyse, …
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