Cases & Deals

Memorial Sloan-Kettering obtains summary judgment dismissal in discrimination action by former pharmacist

Clients Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Jones Day obtained summary judgment on behalf of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center dismissing a discrimination action by a former pharmacist. The employee alleged that the defendants discriminated against her on the basis of ethnicity in violation of Title VII and New York Executive Law. The plaintiff's theory was that a group of Chinese pharmacists spoke Chinese in the workplace, failed to train her, and complained about her performance ultimately leading to the termination of her employment. The Court found that plaintiff's claimed failed because she could not connect her termination to the individual with alleged discriminatory animus, and it dismissed the complaint in its entirety.

Songhorian v. Melissa Lee, Florina Chuy, Selina Chan, Stella Eng, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, No. 11 Civ 36 (S.D.N.Y.) (CM)