Case: Discrimination/Retaliatory Discharge (D.S.C.)

May 4, 2021, 8:19 PM

An Iraq-born Muslim employee of Fluor Federal services, LLC is entitled to a trial on her claim that she was placed on a performance improvement plan and then fired in retaliation for complaining about national origin and religious discrimination, a federal district court in South Carolina ruled. A reasonable jury could conclude that Fluor Federal’s performance-based explanations for its actions were a pretext for retaliation, the court said, given the close timing of about one week between when the employee says she told human resources she intended to file a discrimination complaint against her supervisor and her placement on the...

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