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KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Sodexo, Inc. on Behalf of Henry Gaston, Alfred Sadik, and Sharrone H


January 9, 2014

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC filed suit against Sodexo, Inc. on behalf of Henry Gaston, Alfred Sadik, and Sharrone Harris. The complaint alleges that on their applications to work for Sodexo at the University of Pittsburgh location, Mr. Gaston, Mr. Sadik, and Mr. Harris indicated that they were not convicted of a crime within the period stated on the application, which was accurate for Mr. Gaston, Mr. Sadik, and Mr. Harris. The complaint alleges that a background check in 2012, years after they had begun working for Sodexo indicated convictions for the three, all which were at the time of their application beyond the time period indicated on the application. The complaint alleges that at the time of termination by Sodexo, the convictions were 30, 25, and 15 years ago.

The complaint alleges that that Sodexo’s employment practices disparately impacted African American employees, that Mr. Gaston, Mr. Sadik, and Mr. Harris were terminated in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and the Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Information Act.

Lead attorney on this case for the Plaintiff is Christi Wallace. Full text of the complaint, as filed with the court, is available here: Complaint – Henry Gaston, Alfred Sadik, and Sharrone Harris v. Sodexo, Inc. The case is docketed in the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas at GD-13-017602.

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC is a law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh focusing on business law, employment law, and litigation. The firm’s clients include small businesses, employers, employees, and parties in civil litigation. The firm has won significant judgments and settlements from regional and national defendants.

Additional information about this lawsuit can be obtained by contacting us at or (412) 626-5626.

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