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Dixon v. The Hallmark Cos., 10-10047

In an action alleging claims of religious discrimination, retaliation, and failure to accommodate religious beliefs in violation of Title VII, and retaliation and housing discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed in part where plaintiffs called attention to no statutory or case law that could reasonably be believed to prohibit a private employer from keeping its own workplace free of religious references. However, the order is vacated in part where, drawing inferences in favor of plaintiffs, as is required at this stage, a reasonable jury could find that plaintiff's supervisor's alleged comment constituted direct evidence of religious discrimination.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/10/2010
  • Published 12/10/2010

Judges

  • David H. Coar

Court

  • United States Eleventh Circuit

Counsel