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Labor & Employment – REDA – Workers’ Compensation – Threatened Claim – Termination – Unsuccessful Training (access required)

Fatta v. M & M Properties Management, Inc. Even though plaintiff was fired shortly after he notified his supervisor that he might be filing a workers’ compensation claim, mere temporal proximity was insufficient to show that the shortcomings outlined in plaintiff’s termination letter were merely a pretext for firing plaintiff in violation of the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act. In the letter, defendant stated that plaintiff’s lack of demonstrated leadership, reflected through his tardiness during training, lack of demonstrated initiative, dealings with challenging customers, phone skills, and inability to embrace defendant’s concepts versus trying to incorporate aspects of full service hotels, was the reason supporting plaintiff’s termination.

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