Kansas Labor Secretary Filed Discrimination Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Public records show that interim Kansas Labor Secretary Lana Gordon filed an age and gender discrimination complaint against a former employer two months before being named to her Cabinet job.

Gordon's complaint against ISS Facility Services Inc. was still open Thursday before the Kansas Human Rights Commission. Gordon, also a former legislator, filed the complaint in July.

The complaint alleges that a manager in the company's Topeka office verbally abused Gordon because of her age and gender from August 2011 until she was fired as an account representative in March.

Gordon did not immediately respond to an interview request made through her spokeswoman at the Department of Labor. ISS officials also did not immediately return telephone and email messages seeking comment.

Governor Sam Brownback appointed Gordon interim labor secretary last month.

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