HGRS LLP’s Client Win Upheld on Appeal
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed the grant of summary judgment and dismissal of claims against our client for alleged retaliation under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. In a case filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, a former employee claimed he had been terminated in retaliation for making allegations of race discrimination against the same manager in a prior job for another employer. In its order dated December 8, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit held that the plaintiff failed to show that our client’s legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for the discharge was untrue or a pretext for retaliation.