From Pierre v. FJC Security Services, 17-3257 (2d Cir. May 24, 2018) (Summary Order)
Pierre sued FJC for sex discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He alleged that his supervisors were romantically interested in his female coworker, who disliked him. As a result, they allegedly conspired against him with the female coworker, retaliated against him for reporting the coworker’s misconduct, and, ultimately, fired him. … The district court … granted summary judgment in FJC’s favor, reasoning that Pierre had alleged only preferential treatment of a paramour, not sex discrimination, and, in any event, had not shown that FJC’s proffered reason for firing him (that he was insubordinate and abusive to a supervisor) was pretextual.
The Second Circuit agreed with the district court and affirmed its award of summary judgment to defendant.