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FARMER v. CLEVELAND PUB. POWER, 00-4613

A First Amendment employment retaliation claim is not actionable where the employee failed to show that her speech was a substantial factor in the decision to diminish her job responsibilities; her race and gender discrimination claim fails where she did not present evidence that she was qualified for any of the positions to which she applied.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 06/19/2002
  • Decided 06/28/2002
  • Published 06/28/2002

Judges

  • Before COLE and GILMAN, Circuit Judges; MILLS, Senior District Judge.

Court

  • United States Sixth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Chanita Farmer, Cleveland, OH, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • Jose M. Gonzalez (briefed), City of Cleveland Law Department, Office of Director of Law, Cleveland, OH, for Appellees.