Court upholds summary disposition of man's race and age discrimination claims.
Jerome Moore sued the City of Detroit and the Southeastern Michigan Health Association after he was fired from his position. He claimed his termination was the result of wrongful discrimination against him by reason of age and race, and was retaliation against "protected activity." The Court analyzed the facts and ruled that Moore did not present enough facts in support of his claim to create a "genuine issue of material fact." I
The Court accepted the account of the Defendants, claiming that Moore "performed poorly" and and that he "seemed unable to work autonomously." While there were violations of "meeting compensation policies" by the Defendants, they were violated as to all employees, and not just Moore. While the original performance review that resulted in termination mis-stated Moore's attendance record, that problem had been addressed by the employer.