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KM&A Files Lawsuit Against CSX Transportation


March 25, 2015

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint against CSX Transportation on behalf of Eric Arroyo in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The complaint alleges that the Plaintiff, a Puerto Rican male, was discriminated against by CSX Transportation by treating him differently than the other Caucasian train engineers employed there. The complaint claims that the Plaintiff was terminated from his position after a minor infraction; meanwhile numerous other Caucasian engineers had received suspensions and offered waiver opportunities for the same or more serious infractions as the Plaintiff. The complaint asserts that the alleged infraction was the Plaintiff’s first discipline in his seventeen years working for CSX Transportation. The complaint also alleges that Plaintiff was denied his earned seniority in regards to weekend “rest days.” The complaint further alleges that the Plaintiff was not offered the same disciplinary forgiveness as the other Caucasian employees because he is Puerto Rican. The complaint alleges that the defendant has violated Title VII, as the Plaintiff is a member of a protected class under Title VII and the PHRA.

Lead attorney on this case is Christi Wallace. Full text of the complaint, as filed with the court, is available here: Complaint-Arroyo. This case is docketed as 15-cv-00151-AJS.

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC is an employment law firm with principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, serving all counties in Pennsylvania, focusing on employment law, business law, litigation, and civil issues. KM&A clients include employees, small businesses, parties in litigation, and people with a variety of legal issues.

For more information about this case, contact Christi Wallace at (412) 722-9700 or at

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