Colorado Sheriff Granted Summary Judgment On Worker's Retaliation Claims

DENVER - Although a former sheriff's office employee established a prima facie claim that her firing was in retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination, the sheriff is entitled to summary judgment because a mandate to slash his budget provided a legitimate reason to eliminate the worker's position, a Colorado federal judge held Nov. 30 (Kimberly L. Andree v. Joseph Hoy,  No. 11-cv-02020, D. Colo.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170500).

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