A former employee sued our client, a national corporation in the transportation industry, for reverse gender discrimination. However, the plaintiff was discharged for inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace. The plaintiff argued our client would not have terminated his employment if he had been a woman, arguing the existence of a double standard for women and men in the workplace for alleged sexual harassment. CDF filed an immediate motion to dismiss, arguing the plaintiff's legal theory was based entirely on speculation. The court granted the motion to dismiss at the pleading stage, the first time with leave to amend, and then the second time without leave to amend, which disposed of the complaint against our client.
U.S. District Court, Central District of California