Friday, May 16, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter had a story early this week that:
A race discrimination lawsuit filed against SAG by its former director of affirmative action has been settled just days before the U.S. Supreme Court was to decide whether to review the lower federal courts’ decision in the case.
Patricia Heisser Metoyer sued SAG claiming she was fired in retaliation for complaints she made about alleged discrimination by the guild. SAG claimed she was let go for allegedly giving more than $30,000 in union funds to friends, business partners and her husband’s production company.
The case was Screen Actors Guild v. Metoyer, No. 07-1024. The legal issue of interest would have been whether under Section 1981 an employer can assert a “mixed motive” defense to an employment discrimination claim.
Hat Tip: Jack Sargent