On February 2, 2018, Sharon Conners of Marks O’Neill’s Maryland office was successful in obtaining summary judgment under Federal Rule 56 in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Plaintiff filed an employment discrimination suit against her former employer for both age and race discrimination following her termination. Plaintiff initially filed against her former employer for age discrimination under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act, in addition to her claims of race discrimination under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act. Sharon previously obtained a dismissal of all claims except for the federal age discrimination claim.

The Motion for Summary Judgment argued that Plaintiff was discharged for legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons, rather than the age discrimination she alleged. The District Court agreed, and entered summary judgment in Defendant’s favor.