Motion to Dismiss Granted, in Part, on Employment Discrimination Lawsuit in Federal Court – Partner Catherine Straggas and Associate Emily Mahler Prevail, in Part, on Motion to Dismiss Title VII, ADEA, PHRA and 42 U.S.C. Sections 1983 and 1985(3) Discrimination Case

Philadelphia partner Catherine Straggas and Associate Emily Mahler prevailed, in part, on a motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 and 1985(3) in a race and age discrimination suit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against a Commonwealth agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Plaintiff alleged that the agency refused to hire Plaintiff as a result of his age and/or race. The Court accepted our client’s position that Plaintiff had failed to plead facts necessary to support the 1983 and 1985(3) claims, and further dismissed Plaintiff’s ADEA and Title VII claims against our clients’ individual representatives as a matter of law.