Former Employee Voluntarily Dismisses Discrimination Suit Against Safelite
May 18, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

The former Safelite employee who was suing the company for discrimination has filed a joint stipulation for dismissal. Safelite had denied the allegations made by a former Indiana technician, Michael Hill, who claimed his employment was wrongfully terminated due to his sex after an incident involving a damaged dashboard and a warranty issue. Hill claimed he was let go for not providing a warranty note to the customer and for not going back to fix the problem.

Hill's specific allegations include an incident in which he says he cut a customer's dashboard on July 7, 2007, and covered the customer's VIN plate with urethane. Safelite admits that this occurred in late June or early July 2009, but denies Hill's further allegation that he advised a customer service representative, referred to as Stacey Milner, that the windshield would have to be re-installed.

In addition to its denial of Hill's allegations, Safelite offered several affirmative defenses in its response, including a claim that Hill "has failed to name all parties necessary and/or the appropriate party," and that his termination of employment "was not discriminatory, but was a result of legitimate, non-discriminatory reason and basis."

In the stipulation for dismissal both Hill and Safelite agree to dismiss the action and all claims pending in the case. The dismissal also will prohibit Hill from retrying the same case with the same facts.

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