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Woman Says Her Fake Penis Got Her Fired

MSNBC.COM - A northeastern Pennsylvania woman says she was fired from her job at a frozen-snack factory for wearing a prosthetic penis to work while contemplating gender reassignment. She is now suing.

Pauline Davis, 45, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against J&J Snack Foods Corp., a maker of frozen sweets and other snacks, over her termination from the company's plant in Moosic, near Scranton.

Davis says she wore the prosthetic to work as a line inspector, confiding in several co-workers about the device, and someone told management, according to the complaint, which was first reported in the Philadelphia Daily News. According to the suit, Davis was fired even though the device didn't interfere with her work.

Hormone treatments
Davis' suit claims a male employee undergoing hormone treatments and female clothing was treated more favorably.

Further, the Daily News reported, her Bucks County-based attorney, Lalena J. Turchi, argued that Davis' fake penis was concealed and "in no way interfered with her ability to do her job."

Davis filed a complaint in March 2010 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office in Philadelphia, the paper reported, claiming gender and gender-identity discrimination.

She is seeking back pay, damages for suffering and humiliation, and punitive damages, according to this week's lawsuit.

No comment
The Daily News said it tried unsuccessfully to reach Davis. In addition, her attorneys did not return telephone calls or emails for comment.

According to the paper, J&J Snack Foods Corp., based in Pennsauken, Pa., manufactures, markets and distributes treats including soft pretzels, slushies, frozen pops, cookies and churros. A J&J spokeswoman referred the paper to a human-resources supervisor, who did not return a telephone call.

A phone message left by The Associated Press at New Jersey-based J&J was not immediately returned Thursday.

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