Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is moving forward.  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA) have filed Amicus briefs supporting my clients’ position.

Amicus briefs, also known as friend of the court briefs, are filed by individuals or entities who are not a party to the particular case, but who are concerned that others will be affected by the outcome of the case.

The key issue in the case is whether an employer can fire an employee who reports discrimination if the employer wrongly decides that the employee’s report is false.  We believe that the district court was wrong when it said that the employer in this case was permitted to do so.  The EEOC’s brief is available here and MWELA’s brief is available here.

Amicus briefs, also known as friend of the court briefs, are filed by individuals or entities who are not a party to the particular case, but who are concerned that others will be affected by the outcome of the case.

The key issue in the case is whether an employer can fire an employee who reports discrimination if the employer wrongly decides that the employee’s report is false.  We believe that the district court was wrong when it said that the employer in this case was permitted to do so.  The EEOC’s brief is available here and MWELA’s brief is available here.