Bloomberg Law
Sept. 30, 2020, 8:48 PM

Michigan County Attorney to Get Gender-Based Retaliation Trial

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A female assistant prosecuting attorney in Saginaw County, Mich., could convince a jury she was fired for complaining about sex discrimination, given the mere two weeks between when she complained and was fired, the Eastern District of Michigan ruled.

Alena Clark’s proof of a causal connection between her bias report and discharge also includes that she was never disciplined for the alleged performance shortcomings the county cites as justification for firing her, the court said.

The county says Clark regularly bullied less senior lawyers in the office, spied on her bosses for another attorney she was friendly with who was ...