Split 1st Circuit Rejects FEMA Workers’ Bias, Retaliation Claims

(November 19, 2015, 10:40 AM EST) -- BOSTON — A divided First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 17 ruled that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees who were terminated after their facility was closed failed to show that the closing was biased or in retaliation for complaints they made (Francisco Abril-Rivera, et al. v. Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, et al., No. 14-1316, 1st Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 19908).

(Opinion available. Document #73-151211-005Z.)

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