Lawyers with an Atlanta plaintiff labor and employment firm and the American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday they have reached a settlement for a woman who filed an unusual discrimination case, though the accord’s terms were not revealed.
Alicia Coleman had been employed through a job-training and employment agency in Fort Benning as a 911 operator, a job she had held for nearly a decade. She alleged that she was terminated in 2016 after her period came on unexpectedly while at work. Because she was going through menopause, her period had become irregular and could be very sudden and heavy, she claimed. She said that after leaking on two occasions several months apart, her employer fired her, claiming that it was because she had failed to use proper hygiene, according to a joint statement Friday from Coleman, the ACLU and the Buckley Beal firm.