Termination Not Related To Employee’s Health Care Costs, D.C. Circuit Holds

Mealey's (July 20, 2015, 11:51 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although an employer’s explanations for a former employee’s termination were inconsistent, no reasonable jury could infer that the employer dismissed the employee to reduce health care costs, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 14 in affirming summary judgment for the employer on the employee’s claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Lorie A. Giles v. Transit Employees Federal Credit Union, No. 14-7055, D.C. Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 12079)....
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