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Employer avoids trial by articulating non-discriminatory reason for discharging employee co-worker called "terrorist"
- Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
- January 31 2011
In a case that highlights the importance of an employer being able to articulate legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons for its adverse employment decisions, El Sayed v. Hilton Hotels Corp., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 25716 (2d Cir. Dec. 17, 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal on summary judgment of a discrimination lawsuit that a former employee filed against Hilton Hotels Corporation ("Hilton"), despite the suspicious timing of the employer's decision to fire him