Former State Senator is granted summary disposition of discrimination claim brought by secretary
Calvert v. Gleason involved a claim by a former State Senator's secretary that she had been promised a job if Gleason won election to county clerk. She was not hired and filed suit against Gleason and the County claiming race and gender discrimination. Her case against the County was immediately dismissed and she did not file any appeal of that decision. Eventually, the judge also summarily dismissed her claims against Gleason. She appealed that decision.
On appeal, the dismissal was affirmed. The Court held that Calvert's Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act claims "lacked merit." It explained that since Gleason hired a white female and the plaintiff was a white female, she could not argue that gender or race played a role in the employer's decision-making.