MetLife Beats Ex-ERISA Attorney's Disability Bias Suit

Law360 (March 27, 2018, 7:41 PM EDT) -- An attorney who was fired from MetLife's ERISA legal team can’t pursue claims she was discriminated against because her boss didn’t like that she regularly telecommuted to care for her ailing mother, a New York federal judge ruled Monday, saying the company adequately showed it lawfully fired her for performance-based reasons.

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos awarded Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. summary judgment after concluding that it fired Angela Macropoulos, part of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and product tax unit of the legal affairs department, for her unsatisfactory performance and not because of the flexible work schedule she had been afforded...

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