Honest Belief in Validity of Termination Is Successful Defense


​An employer who favors a particular gender in making employment decisions does so at its own peril. However, with an individual termination decision, what if an employer makes a decision that appears to favor one gender over another? An employer’s honest belief in the validity of an employment decision can be sufficient grounds for dismissing a gender discrimination lawsuit, according to a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision.

A bank conducted an internal investigation into its security procedures. As part of that investigation, it reviewed video footage of the bank’s operations. The footage revealed that three female employees had violated company policy governing access to its cash vault. Two of those employees admitted to violating the…


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