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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Action
In Dawson v. Entek Int'l, No. 09-35844, an action for sexual orientation discrimination, the court reversed summary judgment for defendant where plaintiff produced circumstantial evidence of retaliatory discharge and sexual orientation hostile work environment, such that resolution of this action by summary judgment was error.
As the court wrote: "Shane Dawson (Dawson), a male homosexual, appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Entek International (Entek), on claims of discrimination arising from his termination. Entek is an Oregon-based company that manufactures polyethylene battery separators."