Teresa Teare and Paul Burgin Won a Motion to Dismiss a Complaint of Religious Discrimination
Teresa Teare and Paul Burgin won a motion to dismiss a complaint of religious discrimination filed against an insurance company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Plaintiff, an applicant for employment, claimed she was denied a position after she stated she could not work Saturdays because of her religion. The Court agreed with Teare and Burgin that the plaintiff failed to allege facts that showed she was qualified for the position or that she did not get the job because of her religion. As such, plaintiff failed to state a claim as a matter of law. The court denied the plaintiff’s request to amend the complaint because the facts she alleged in her opposition to the motion also were insufficient to state a claim.