Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bruns v. Potter (Maryland U.S.D.C.) (Not approved for publication)

Signed April 30, 2007. Memorandum and Order by Judge J. Frederick Motz (not approved for publication).

In an action in which an employee ("Bruns") alleged retaliation in violation of Title VII by his employer, the Postal Service, the defendant moved for summary judgment. Bruns failed to respond to the motion, and the judge GRANTED the defendant's motion, finding that there was no dispute as to any material fact, that the record showed that the disciplinary action against Bruns (being sent home and given a seven day suspension) was taken as a reasonable response to Bruns having "acted inappropriately and in a threatening manner" toward his supervisor, and that Bruns was treated no more harshly than any other employee in his circumstances.

The Memorandum and Order are available in PDF format.

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