10th Circ. Shoots Down Xcel Energy Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has affirmed a lower court's finding that a woman was not discriminated against based on her gender when Xcel Energy Inc. refused to hire her for an entry-level power plant position.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit said Tuesday that a lower court was right to reject the gender discrimination claim Susan K. Turner made against Public Service Co. of Colorado, which is now known as Xcel Energy Inc.

In 2004, Turner applied for a...
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