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Fired Basketball Coach Lacks Bias Claims
For Reporting Director’s Affair, Court Decides

May 28, 2014, 4:00 AM

A former assistant basketball coach at a Detroit university failed to establish sexual harassment and whistle-blower claims after reporting a manager’s sexual relationship with a co-worker, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled May 27 (Briggs v. Univ. of Detroit-Mercy, 2014 BL 146275, E.D. Mich., 13-12583, 5/27/14).

Granting summary judgment to University of Detroit Mercy, Judge Robert H. Cleland found that discharged coach Carlos Briggs couldn’t demonstrate he was part of a protected class to support his allegations of favoritism under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Following the “vast majority” ...