Elliott-Larson civil rights claim based on a sort-of lack of due process is rejected
Garth Boswell was accused of sexual harassment. His employer, Bridgewater Interiors, LLC, put him on suspension while investigating, and then fired him. He sued, arguing that he had been discriminated against. Boswell's claim was essentially reduced to the fact that he thought the investigation was conducted unfairly and that the alleged victim was allowed to continue working during the investigation while he was not. There was no actual gender bias claim incorporated into his allegations. That is, he did not claim that the "unfairness" stemmed from discrimination against men. As a result, the Court held that he had not presented prima facie evidence of an Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act violation.