Attorneys secure victory in federal court for client fighting discrimination claims

Krevolin & Horst attorneys Joyce Gist Lewis, Barclay H. Vallotton, and Jamil A. Favors recently secured a win for their clients in federal court. The team represented the City of Atlanta and its Director of the Office of Zoning and Development against discrimination claims by two white former city employees. Both former employees alleged they were terminated by the zoning department’s Black director because of their race, while one employee also alleged discrimination on the basis of his sexuality and religion.

U.S. District Judge Eleanor L. Ross adopted a U.S. Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to dismiss the suit in full, finding that the plaintiffs hadn’t sufficiently alleged their firing was discriminatory and that allowing the plaintiffs to further amend their complaint would be futile.