United States District Court, D. Connecticut
RULING AND ORDER ON MOTION TO STRIKE
A. BOLDEN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Walczak (“Plaintiff”), proceeding pro
se, filed an employment discrimination claim against
Pratt & Whitney (“Defendant”) under Conn.
Gen. Stat. § 46a-60(a)(1) and § 46-58(a), 42 U.S.C.
§ 2000e-2, and Section 704(a) of the Civil Rights Act of
1964. Pratt & Whitney moved to strike paragraph 43 of Mr.
following reasons, the Court GRANTS Pratt
& Whitney's motion to strike.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
Walczak alleges that workplace bullying began in 2011 when he
made comments about the tenth anniversary of the September
11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ECF No. 1, at ¶¶ 13-15.
Mr. Walczak claims that before this date he was never
disciplined. Id. at ¶ 12.
the course of his remaining time at Pratt & Whitney, Mr.
Walczak claims that he was bullied and intimidated by his
co-workers. Id. at ¶¶ 18-21, 24. Mr.
Walczak contends that he filed more than twenty complaints
related to the harassment and offered to transfer both work
locations and shifts to avoid mistreatment. Id. at
¶¶ 22, 23. Mr. Walczak states that one month prior
to his termination a human resources employee threatened him
with disciplinary action if he filed any more complaints.
Id. at ¶ 26.
April 11, 2016, Pratt & Whitney allegedly suspended Mr.
Walczak, pending an investigation of an alleged threat he
made to a female co-worker. Id. at ¶ 25. Mr.
Walczak believes that the allegation was fabricated.
April 19, 2016, Pratt & Whitney terminated Mr. Walczak.
Id. at ¶ 6. In May 2016, his union filed a
grievance on behalf of Mr. Walczak, which went to
arbitration. Id. at ¶¶ 29, 30.
April 2016, Mr. Walczak also filed complaints to the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission and the Connecticut
Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities based on
retaliation and discrimination related to gender and national
origin. Id.at ¶ 45. Both agencies dismissed Mr.
Walczak's claims. Id. at ¶¶ 46, 48.
January 26, 2017, the arbitrator ruled against Mr. Walczak.
Id. at ¶ 44.
April 4, 2018, Mr. Walczak filed a Complaint. ECF No. 1. On
June 5, 2018, Pratt & Whitney answered the Complaint and
moved to strike Paragraph 43 from the Complaint. ECF Nos. 13,
23, 2018, Mr. Walczak objected to the Defendant's motion
to strike ...