Southwest Beats Customer Service Rep's Retaliation Suit

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 4:18 PM EST) -- A federal judge grounded a lawsuit brought against Southwest Airlines Co. by a customer service representative who said she was put on unpaid leave as punishment for lodging U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges, ruling that the time gap between her complaints and the leave decision was too long to suggest retaliation.

U.S. District Judge James A. Parker on Wednesday granted Southwest's motion to dismiss longtime employee Krisanne Haskew's lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act and New Mexico state law, finding that Haskew's allegations weren't enough to back up her claims that she was retaliated against for turning to the...

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