FedEx Beats Former Workers' Discrimination Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 8, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday ruled against former Federal Express Corp. workers claiming they were fired as retaliation over an incident of racial harassment, finding a supervisor had already decided to terminate their employment due to absenteeism before the alleged harassment occurred.

Upholding a Tennessee federal judge's decision, the appellate court said Mike Smith had chosen to fire FedEx maintenance workers Theodore Harris and Marie Elaine Reynolds in September 2008 after discovering through their computer login activity, badge access and shift notes that they had missed...
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