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Lawsuit Alleges Menopause Was Behind Layoff At U.P.

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A North Platte woman is suing the Union Pacific Railroad for discrimination after she allegedly was laid off for awhile because she was going through menopause.

Porfiria B. Alonzo, 56, is a machinist who was hired in 1979. She worked for the railroad continuously until laid off in 1984, according to the lawsuit filed in Lincoln County District Court.
The lawsuit said her position became available again in 1988 and she went back to work.

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