5th Circ. Sinks Ex-Ferrellgas Worker's Race Bias Case

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 3:09 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit refused to revive an oil field worker's suit accusing Ferrellgas Inc. of underpaying her because she's Black, saying she hadn't offered any evidence that better-paid white co-workers made more because of bias.

A three-judge panel on Wednesday affirmed a summary judgment win for the company, backing a lower court's decision that former scheduler Wendy Foster didn't put forward enough evidence to keep her Title VII race discrimination and retaliation case in court.

"Although Foster shared a job title and supervisor with the white employees she identified as being in similarly situated positions, she provided virtually no evidence concerning...

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