Payne & Fears Obtains Summary Judgment in Multiple-Claim Wrongful Termination Case in Idaho
Payne & Fears obtained complete summary judgment on claims brought by a former employee in federal court in Idaho. The employee, a former truck driver, alleged that she was discriminated against due to her gender and due to a disability resulting from a work-related injury, and in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim arising from the injury. She brought seven claims under Idaho and federal law. The employer, a mining company, argued that the employee was accommodated by placing her in an office position, and that she was laid off due to economic difficulties because her tasks could be performed by others. Payne & Fears obtained summary judgment on all seven causes of action. Jim Moss handled the matter for the defendant employer.