Accenture Beats In-House Atty's Age Discrimination Suit
Law360 (April 30, 2019, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge threw out a former Accenture in-house lawyer's age bias suit Tuesday, saying the management consulting firm fired him because he was scatterbrained and combative with bosses and wouldn't follow directions.
U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis bought Accenture LLP's reasons for firing Joseph Mott in 2016, citing testimony that Mott often made self-aggrandizing statements rather than focusing on the issue at hand, brushed off direct commands from supervisors and wrote "extremely aggressive" emails to them ahead of his firing.
"In short, the evidence amply supports Accenture's legitimate grounds for terminating Mott," Judge Xinis said, granting Accenture's summary judgment...
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