Christopher Scott Wins Full Dismissal of Disability Discrimination Case in the Middle District of Pennsylvania
September 29, 2022
TT&H Attorney Christopher Scott recently received a major defense summary judgment victory in a disability discrimination action filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The ruling came after protracted litigation and more than five Amended Complaints. The Plaintiff had alleged that she was discriminated against and terminated due to treatments for infertility, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the Rehabilitation Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Prior to the dismissal of her suit, the Plaintiff’s most recent demand was $1.8 million.
Christopher’s clients were individual supervisors of the Plaintiff. Named as a Co-Defendant was the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During discovery, Christopher and co-defense counsel showed that Plaintiff failed, on numerous occasions, to prove that it was her alleged disability that led to her termination. Rather, strong evidence showed that it was Plaintiff’s long history of failing to perform her job properly, along with various cases of fraudulent documentation of her work product, which led to her termination. Ruling on Christopher’s Motion for summary judgment, a Federal Magistrate authored a 63-page Report and Recommendation, thoroughly addressing the claims and disposing of the Plaintiff’s allegations. The assigned Federal Judge quickly adopted all of the findings of the Federal Magistrate and dismissed the action in its entirety.
Questions about this case can be directed to Christopher Scott at (717) 237-7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.