Weintraub v. Mental Health Authority of St. Mary's, Inc.
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TELG client Linda Weintraub alleged that her employer wrongfully terminated after she opposed the retaliatory termination of another nurse who filed a sexual harassment complaint with the EEOC – Weintraub did not need to utter the magic words “Title VII” in her opposition.
Summary of Filed Complaint
TELG client Linda Weintraub alleged that she was terminated after refusing to terminate an employee who had filed an EEOC charge.
What Happened in Court
The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied summary judgment for TELG client Linda Weintraub, thus allowing her lawsuit to proceed. Weintraub, a mental health nurse with nearly twenty years of experience, alleged that her supervisor at the former Mental Health Authority of St. Mary’s County, Inc. (MHASM) wrongfully terminated her. Weintraub alleged that MHASM terminated her because she opposed the retaliatory termination of another nurse who had filed a sexual harassment complaint with the EEOC. Along with ruling in favor for Weintraub, the Court noted that Weintraub was not required to utter any “magic words” when opposing her supervisor’s retaliatory dismissal of the nurse.