Tuesday Morning Corp. and former CEO Kathleen Mason have agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit that accused the retailer of firing the executive because she revealed she had breast cancer. Mason's attorney, Rogge Dunn, and Tuesday Morning, each said Monday that they had amicably resolved the matter, but didn't disclose terms of the settlement. Court documents show that a Dallas County judge officially dismissed the lawsuit last Thursday. Mason sued the Dallas-based housewares and home decor company last May, claiming she was fired months after she told the board of her cancer. The company called the allegations meritless.
The former CEO of Tuesday Morning has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the discount retailer, saying she was fired just months after revealing she had breast cancer. The lawsuit by Kathleen Mason follows a discrimination filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last summer. Mason's lawyer, Rogge Dunn, says she was fired during a phone call last June, even though she had overseen the company's growth during her tenure.
DALLAS — Kathleen Mason, former CEO of Tuesday Morning, has filed a lawsuit against her ex-employer in Dallas District Court claiming discrimination. Mason, who was fired last June, alleges that Tuesday Morning mistreated and then terminated her within...
In June, Kathleen Mason lost her job as the CEO of Tuesday Morning, a home-furnishings chain. Now, she's claiming it's because her bosses found out she has breast cancer. Mason was ousted on June 5, shortly after the investment firm Becker Drapkin Management — which owns 5 percent of Tuesday Morning's common stock — wrote to Tuesday Morning's board of directors criticizing Mason's performance as chief executive.
Tuesday Morning Corp. has ushered out its current CEO and is on the hunt for a new one, the discount retailer said Wednesday. It also announced several other management changes and lowered its guidance, which sent its shares plunging in after-hours trading.The company said that it relieved Kathleen Mason of her duties as president and CEO on Tuesday. She was appointed to the post in 2000.Michael Marchetti, 55, who is its executive vice president and chief operating officer, was promoted to president and chief operating officer. He will also serve as interim CEO.