Sox Sued For Sexism By Former Employee

A woman who once worked with the team filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit

Friday, Jul 29, 2011  |  Updated 8:16 AM CDT
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A former employee of the Chicago White Sox has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the team and Major League Baseball, saying management passed her over for multiple promotions because she's a woman.

Deborah M. Theobald also alleges in the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Cook County, that she received smaller raises because of her gender, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Theobald took a job in the sales department in 2002, according to the lawsuit. When she applied for manager roles in 2004, 2008 and 2010, the White Sox passed her over each time for a "less qualified" man.

The lawsuit also points out the White Sox Board of Directors is all male and calls the environment "a glass ceiling" with "intentional sexual discriminatory policies."

The suit asks for more than $50,000 from the team, MLB and others, seeking damages for lost wages and back pay, as well as a position at the level she sought in 2010. Theobald quit her job there in 2010.

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