Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Summary Judgment in Race Discrimination Case

/cdklawyers.com// 12/31/2011 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a summary judgment for an employer in a race discrimination case. Vaughn v. Woodforest Bank, No. 11-60102 (5th Cir. Dec. 21, 2011), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-60102-CV0.wpd.pdf.   Although she received a favorable performance review, the plaintiff was fired for “unsatisfactory conduct” after the employer conducted a […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules for Employer in Discrimination Case

Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed summary judgment for an employer in a race discrimination case concerning the discharge of a company‚Äôs top salesperson. Taylor v. Peerless Indus. Inc., __ F.3d __ (5th Cir. March 30, 2009), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/08/08-20216.0.wpd.pdf. Darrell Taylor, an African-American employee at Peerless, was the […]