Cameron/McEvoy Wins on Summary Judgment in Eastern District of VA

Cameron/McEvoy recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a national healthcare management organization in an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff sought approximately $800,000 in damages, including “liquidated damages” under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The lawsuit was defended by Sunny Cameron and Matt Sorensen. On Summary Judgment, the Court agreed with the defense argument that the plaintiff was not meeting her employer’s legitimate performance expectations and that her employer had legitimate non-discriminatory reasons for terminating her employment. Additionally, the Court found that many of the acts of which the plaintiff complained, including her supervisor’s alleged unresponsiveness to her requests for assistance, cancellation of meetings and criticism of her performance, did not rise to the level of “adverse actions” even under the more permissive standards established in the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White.