By A. Nicholas Falkides
Colligan Law recently obtained the dismissal of a discrimination and retaliation claim against a local employer. The former employee alleged discrimination on the basis of race and national origin. He also alleged that he was terminated in retaliation for complaining about the alleged discrimination. In a detailed decision, the Federal Court found that the former employee failed to establish a prima facie case of retaliation because he did not suffer an adverse employment action as a result of participating in a protected activity. The Court also found that the former employee was not terminated, and that even if he was, there was no causal connection between his discrimination complaint and his alleged termination. Finally, the Court found that there was no evidence of retaliatory animus, and no temporal proximity between the filing of his discrimination complaint and his alleged termination. For a copy of the Court’s Decision, or more information about how Colligan Law can assist your business with employee claims, please contact us at: 716.885.1150.