Our client worked in a high-level position at his company for more than ten years. He had a stroke and was on medical leave for three months. The day before he was scheduled to return, the company fired him. It reasoned that his position had been eliminated as part of a ‘reduction in force.’ We came to learn that our client’s position was the only one in the entire company that was eliminated. We filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that Defendant retaliated against our client for taking medical leave.
Defendant asked the court to dismiss our client’s case without a trial. However, we obtained documents and deposition testimony showing that the reasons Defendant gave for eliminating our client’s position were false. We successfully convinced the court to deny Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment.