Court Revives two Employment Discrimination Suits

The court this week published two employment discrimination opinions.  In one, the court affirmed summary judgment for the Korean-owned defendant on the plaintiff’s claims that she had been discriminated against because she was a woman and an American, but revived her claim that she had been fired in retaliation for complaining.  Gogel v. Kia Motors Manufacturing of Georgia, Inc., 2018 WL 4558300 (11th Cir. Sept. 24th, 2018).  In the other, the court affirmed summary judgment for the defendant on the plaintiff’s discriminatory firing and retaliation claims, but allowed the plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim to go forward.  Smelter v. S. Home Care Servs., Inc., 2018 WL 4560684 (11th Cir. Sept. 24, 2018).

Submitted by Nick Boyd

 

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