March 6, 2018 / 1:13 AM / 9 months ago

11th Circuit to mull whether summary judgment violates trial rights

In an attempt to revive her discrimination lawsuit against auto parts maker Sewon America Inc, a former secretary on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court to rule that summary judgment in employment bias cases violates plaintiffs’ constitutional rights to a jury trial.

Lawyers for Jerberee Jefferson will ask a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to reverse a federal judge’s ruling last year granting summary judgment to Sewon in Jefferson’s lawsuit claiming the company denied her a transfer to an IT job because the company preferred Korean workers.

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