'Mere Threat' Not Enough For Retaliation, 5th Circ. Told

By Ben James (May 20, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The mere threat of a pay cut isn't sufficient to support a retaliation claim from an ex-employee who said she was punished for supporting a transgender co-worker, The Sage Corp. said Monday, urging the Fifth Circuit to uphold a trial court win for the trucking school.

Sage wants the appeals court to affirm a summary judgment victory that did away with a case in which former school director Margie Brandon that asserted discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII.

Brandon, who is only appealing the dismissal of the retaliation claim, claims that she was slapped with a 50 percent pay cut...

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