United State Magistrate Judge Sonja F. Bivins recommended the dismissal of claims of sexual discrimination filed in a lawsuit by Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) employee Suellen Shaw this week.
Suellen Shaw claimed in a suit filed in March that she was denied multiple positions in the system as a driver’s education teacher based on her gender.
However, in a court document filed on May 14, Bivins granted motions to dismiss from Superintendent Martha Peek and commissioners Douglas Harwell, Jr., Reginald A. Crenshaw, William Foster, Don Stringfellow and Tracey Roberson.
Hired by MCPSS as a Physical Education teacher in 1995, Shaw became certified to teach driver’s education in 2000, but lost her position at Satsuma High School when the school withdrew from MCPSS. Shaw’s original complaint listed a number of examples of male teachers being hired for the position even though she was told no positions were available.
Despite the complaint, the recommendation dismissed claims of discrimination based on Shaw’s gender.