Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Former manager's discrimination claim is tossed - Salt Lake Tribune

A federal jury have rejected a favoritism claim by the former director of a Salt Lake City mortgage company. At the end of a six-day experimental before U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball, jurymen decided on Monday that Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. executive directors did not cut down Yvonne Flitton's compensation and then fire her in 2002 because of her gender. Flitton had claimed she was subjected to lewd comments by her foreman and a wage lessening based on her gender. She alleged that when she complained about the torment and discrimination, she was terminated. In 2005, U.S. District Judge Teddy Boy Jimmy Stewart threw out Flitton's favoritism claim before the lawsuit could travel to trial, saying she had failed to supply grounds that grammatical gender was a motivating factor in her firing. But he allowed her claim of revenge to travel forward. A jury establish the company had retaliated against Flitton for complaining and awarded her $50,000. Jimmy Stewart overturned the compensation on the grounds that the evidence did not back up that claim, either. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mile-High City reinstated the $50,000 awarding last twelvemonth and ordered a new trial on the favoritism claim. Jimmy Stewart voluntarily stepped down from the case. - Pamela MansonAdvertisement

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