9th Circ. Revives Bias Suit Over Store's Cake-Theft Firing

Law360, Los Angeles (February 3, 2017, 7:20 PM EST) -- A lower court erred in granting summary judgment to an Idaho Falls grocery store over its termination of a longtime employee and mother of seven who claims she was fired because of sex discrimination rather than the pretext of allowing an employee to nab a fresh cake from the bakery department, a Ninth Circuit panel said Friday.

WinCo Holdings Inc. fired Katie Mayes, saying that she had allowed an employee she supervised to take a cake from the bakery to share with employees in the break room. But Mayes sued on behalf of her and her dependents, alleging the cake-taking was...

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