Suit: Pennsylvania Woman Claims Prosthetic Penis Led To Her Firing

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman claims she was fired from her job for wearing a prosthetic penis to work while contemplating gender reassignment.

Pauline Davis filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against J&J Snack Foods Corp. over her termination from the company’s plant in Moosic, near Scranton.

Davis says she wore the prosthetic to work as a line inspector, informing some co-workers who passed in the information along to management. According to the suit Davis was fired even though the device didn’t interfere with her work.

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

The suit was first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News. A phone message left by The Associated Press at New Jersey-based J&J was not immediately returned Friday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.)

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  1. RUSS says:

    SEEMS LIKE WHEN EVER THERE IS SOMEONE WHO IS JUST A BIT DIFF. THEY ARE LABELED A FREAK. TO BAD WE LIVE IN SUCH A JUDGEMENTAL SOCIETY. I FAIL TO SEE WHERE THIS PERSON WAS HARMING ANYONE.

    1. dontmatter says:

      You don’t find it a bit “freakish” that someone is wearing a strap on at a food processing plant?

  2. Tray says:

    Why did she/he feel the need to tell others. STUPID!!!

  3. dontmatter says:

    I would be more worried about buying snacks from this company if their line workers are a bunch of freaks…………what are they putting into the snacks here?

  4. Warren says:

    But does she look like Char Bono?

  5. Samuel A. Maffei says:

    Next time, keep it in your pants and tell no one. Sorry, thanks for playing…

  6. Valerie B says:

    If she was sharing that information with coworkers and it made them uncomfortable, then she created a hostile work environment for those individuals and probably violated her company’s sexual harrassment policy. I don’t think it’s the fact she was wearing it that got her fired.

    1. roneida says:

      Good point. What’s fair for women complainants is fair for males. This type of nonsense has to stop. The government has no business in sex…especially because they couldn’t turn a profit even there.

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