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males. Madrisotti, the former Human Resources Manager of GE IMV, resigned and was
replaced by Fausto Polumbo, also a male employee. The parties dispute whether
Madrisotti resigned to start her own business or because she felt that she was being
discriminated against. The parties also dispute whether Henderson was replaced with a
male or a female employee.
*6 In further support of her claim that Shepard removed Gawin, Kasden, and Madrisotti
because they were women, Henderson testified that Gawin, Kasdan, and Madrisotti told
her that they believed they were removed because they were women. Indeed, Henderson
alleges that when Madrisotti was leaving the company she stopped by Henderson's office
and warned her that "they were getting rid of the women in the company and [she] was
next." (Dkt. # 49-4, Henderson Dep., Ex. 2 at 39:7-9.) Henderson also claims that
following her termination, she spoke with Neville Jones ("Jones"), the new Chief
Financial Officer, and that Jones also felt that Henderson, Gawin, and Kasdan, were
terminated because they were women. Henderson, however, did not submit sworn
affidavits or deposition testimony of Gawin, Kasdan, Madrisotti, or Jones.
As further evidence that Shepard discriminated against women, Henderson alleges that
other employees warned her about Shepard's attitude towards women. According to
Henderson, her prior boss, Gary Randolph, told her "to be very careful, because Jim
[Shepard] didn't play fair and that he had a problem with women." (Dkt. # 49-4,
Henderson Dep., Ex. 2 at 162:12-14.) She also asserts that Blaney testified (1) that Gawin
told her that she was uncomfortable around Shepard because he had been demeaning
towards her and (2) that Madrisotti told Blaney that Shepard put more pressure on Gawin
than on her male colleagues. In her deposition, however, Blaney testified that she did not
recall whether anyone specifically told her that Shepard was biased against women. (Dkt.
# 44, Blaney Dep., Ex. 10 at 112-13:25-1.) Blaney also characterized the conflict between
Gawin and Shepard as one of clashing personalities, not one of gender bias. (Dkt. # 44,
Blaney Dep., Ex...
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