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Analysis of Employment Discrimination Claims for Cases in Which an Order was Issued on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment in 2011 and 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Justice at Work, 'Rates of Dismissal by Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Cases', Barrett & Farahany, LLP (2013)

33 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2013  

Amanda Farahany

Barrett & Farahany, LLP

Tanya McAdams

Barrett & Farahany, LLP

Date Written: September 16, 2013

Abstract

Justice at Work is an initiative sponsored by Barrett & Farahany, LLP, an employment civil rights firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Justice at Work's primary purpose is to protect litigants' rights to a trial by a jury of peers. In furtherance of this mission, Justice at Work conducted a study to ascertain the current rate of dismissal via summary judgment for plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. For this particular study, Justice at Work analyzed employment discrimination cases in the Northern District of Georgia containing claims that were summarily adjudicated in 2011 and 2012 upon the defendant's motion for summary judgment. In addition to determining overall dismissal rates for the years studied, the orders were likewise reviewed in a secondary analysis to determine rates of dismissal for represented plaintiffs bringing specific discrimination claim types, including race, gender, age, national origin, religion and disability.

Keywords: summary judgment, employment discrimination, civil rights, dismissal

Suggested Citation

Farahany, Amanda and McAdams, Tanya, Analysis of Employment Discrimination Claims for Cases in Which an Order was Issued on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment in 2011 and 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (September 16, 2013). Justice at Work, 'Rates of Dismissal by Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Cases', Barrett & Farahany, LLP (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2326697

Amanda Farahany (Contact Author)

Barrett & Farahany, LLP ( email )

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Tanya McAdams

Barrett & Farahany, LLP ( email )

1100 Peachtree St., NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States

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