The Law Offices of Gary M. Gilbert & Associates, P.C. Argued Two Cases Before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 22, 2017

The Law Offices of Gary M. Gilbert & Associates is pleased to share the audio clips from oral arguments presented on behalf of two employees alleging employment discrimination, which both occurred on the same morning before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.


The first case, Smyth-Riding v. Science and Engineering Services, et al., was argued by Meghan A. Droste for the Appellant and Ziad Haddad of Tobin, O'Connor & Ewing, for the Appellees. The District Court granted Appellee's Rule 50 Motion at the close of Appellant's case. The issues before the Court were whether a jury could find Appellees retaliated against Smyth-Riding when they fired her and effectively decreased her salary, and whether the District Court erred when it granted the Rule 50 Motion on Appellant's sex discrimination claim without explanation. The audio from this oral argument can be found here:


http://coop.ca4.uscourts.gov/OAarchive/mp3/16-1184-20170322.mp3


The second case, Works v. Social Security Administration, was argued by Stephanie M. Herrera for Appellant and Jason Medinger for the Appellee. The case was before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time on oral argument. The issue was whether the District Court erred when it found there existed no genuine disputes of material fact regarding Works' termination, that attendance was an essential function of her job, and when it failed to consider whether Works' approved disability-related absences imposed an undue hardship on the SSA. You can locate and download the audio from this oral argument here:


http://coop.ca4.uscourts.gov/OAarchive/mp3/16-1184-20170322.mp3


A very big thank you to everyone who assisted in mooting these teams in preparing for the oral arguments. We hope to share favorable decisions in a future website posting.