PK Law’s Education Attorneys Successfully Defend Employer Board of Education

By: Edmund J. O’Meally, Esquire                                                     eomeally@pklaw.com

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed Judge Chasanow’s dismissal of an employment discrimination case brought against the Board of Education of Calvert County.  The race discrimination case was brought in the Circuit Court for Calvert County on March 25, 2011 under both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title 20 of the State Government Article (Maryland’s equivalent of Title VII) as well as state law tort theories.

Pessin Katz Law’s Education Group represented the employer board of education and upon undertaking the defense of the case, removed it to federal court and filed a Motion to Dismiss.  The Motion to Dismiss was granted, and shortly after that decision, an appeal was taken to the Fourth Circuit. On February 26th, the Fourth Circuit adopted Judge Chasanow’s decision, without argument per curiam