Discrimination (Sex); Trial; Appeal
The General Counsel and the CEO of a multi-million dollar international corporation retained the Firm to defend the company against a Title VII Civil Rights sex discrimination charge brought against the company by a disgruntled former manager. The employee, a male, alleged that the company's owners had discriminated against him and other males by hiring and promoting females in order to obtain sexual favors. A heated week-long trial in Federal Court resulted in a judgment in favor of the Client-corporation. The employee appealed, and the Firm also successfully defended the company before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.