Summary Judgment Granted on Employment Discrimination Lawsuit in Federal Court – Partner Catherine Straggas and Associate Emily Mahler Prevail on Summary Judgment in Race and National Origin Discrimination Case

Philadelphia partner Catherine Straggas and Associate Emily Mahler obtained summary judgment resulting in the dismissal of a race and national origin discrimination suit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against a Commonwealth agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Plaintiff alleged discrimination in her employment with and termination from the agency on the basis of her race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Plaintiff claimed between six and seven figures in damages including back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages. Following extensive discovery, briefing and oral argument, summary judgment was granted in favor of our client and against Plaintiff on all counts.