Wednesday, December 09, 2009
On firefighters getting promoted at the courthouse not the firehouse
In Wesley v. Arlington County, the Fourth Circuit in a 2-1 unpublished decision reversed summary judgment for the County, in a case where the plaintiff alleged that she was denied promotion on account of her race and gender. Judge Wilkinson dissented, pointing out that the other candidates were more experienced and the plaintiff had some performance issues, and concluded: "This case is, however, regrettably weak. The promotion in question should be earned at the stationhouse -- not the courthouse."