an update for the week of february 14, 2005
this week in the courts
Moorer v. Baptist Mem'l  (Sixth Circuit; No. 03-5855, 03-5965)
Decision Date: February 11, 2005
In a wrongful discharge suit, summary judgment against plaintiff's claim under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is reversed where there is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether plaintiff's dismissal would have occurred regardless of his taking of FMLA leave.
Pedroza v. Cintas Corp  (Eighth Circuit; No. 03-1407)
Decision Date: February 11, 2005
In a same-sex sexual harassment suit, dismissal of plaintiff's hostile work environment claim is affirmed where she failed to present sufficient evidence to demonstrate a genuine question of material fact as to whether the allegedly discriminatory conduct was based on sex.
Flowers v. Columbia Coll.  (Seventh Circuit; No. 04-2899)
Decision Date: February 8, 2005
Under 42 U.S.C. section 2000e-3(a), no employer may retaliate against someone who makes or supports a charge of discrimination against any employer.
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