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Katie Hartzog Obtains Summary Judgment for City Client

Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained summary judgment on behalf of a City in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C. with regard to plaintiff’s claims of Title VII retaliation and constructive discharge, defamation, and interference with prospective contract. Plaintiff claimed that he was terminated and retaliated against after complaining to his supervisor about sexual harassment of a co-worker. Plaintiff also claimed that his supervisor defamed him and interfered with his efforts to obtain a new job by giving plaintiff a false, negative reference. The Court granted summary judgment as to all claims.