The Sixth Circuit’s opinion in Babb v. Maryville Anesthesiologists P.C. draws attention to the troubling and pervasive trend of misapplying the summary judgment standard under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Babb, an anesthesiology nurse, filed a lawsuit claiming that her former employer, Maryville Anesthesiologists, P.C. violated […]
The #MeToo movement has dominated headlines lately, but what has received less coverage is the adverse after effects it may be having on women. In an effort to avoid claims of harassment, employers may treat women differently, and this can lead to claims of discrimination.