Michele K. Feinzig Wins Appeal of Summary Judgment in Employment Case

Michele K. Feinzig, along with Defendant’s trial counsel, Kimberly A. Gilmour of Kimberly A. Gilmour, P.A., represented the employer in an appeal from a summary judgment in the employer’s favor (Third DCA Case No. 3D11-1446). The underlying lawsuit was brought by the employee after she was part of a company layoff necessitated by the economic downturn of 2009. The employee alleged claims of pregnancy discrimination and retaliation, but she had failed to timely file her Charge of Discrimination pre-suit with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Florida Commission on Human Relations.  Despite a convoluted set of facts resulting from the employee’s efforts to cover her failure to exhaust administrative remedies, the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the employer. The Third DCA agreed with the employer and affirmed the decision of the trial court, bringing an end to the litigation.