Court Agrees Discrimination & Retaliation Played No Part in Employee's Termination
Obtained summary judgment in an employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed in the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff worked for the public works department of a large municipality. The municipality terminated the plaintiff after conducting an investigation into the theft of a co-worker’s smartphone. The plaintiff alleged that she was terminated because of her gender, sexual orientation and in retaliation for assisting a co-worker in filing an EEOC Charge. The court held that the plaintiff failed to present sufficient evidence that she was treated differently from similarly-situated employees and that the township had a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason to terminate her.