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Abrams v. Dept. of Pub. Safety, 13-111-cv

In this suit brought by plaintiff police officer alleging race discrimination and retaliation, order granting summary judgment in favor of defendants is: 1) affirmed in part as to the Title VII retaliation claim, where plaintiff has alleged nothing beyond temporal proximity to establish pretext for the supposed retaliatory transfer; and 2) vacated in part and remanded for further proceedings as to the Title VII race discrimination claim, where certain statements about plaintiff's ability to "fit in" raise a genuine dispute as to whether the proffered reasons for his non-assignment to the Major Crimes division was pre-textual.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/26/2014
  • Published 08/26/2014

Judges

  • Wesley

Court

  • United States Second Circuit

Counsel

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