5th Circ. Backs Dow Chemical In Retaliation Suit

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 9:22 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a win for Dow Chemical Corp. against claims it fired a longtime employee for complaining about the company’s alleged failure to pay overtime.

A three-judge panel ruled that a lower court was right to scrap a jury verdict and grant Dow judgment as a matter of law, finding little merit to the claim that Dow retaliated against Roy Maynor after he sought compensation for time spent studying for annual skills tests.

“While Maynor’s oral complaint constituted protected activity under the...
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