Law Firm in the News, Gregory L. Davis v. Ray Mabus, 8:14-cv-00148-TDC
The Maryland Daily Record ran a story on August 21, 2014, “Ex-Navy photographer’s discrimination suit moves forward,” describing one of our law firm’s high profile cases, Gregory L. Davis v. Ray Mabus, 8:14-cv-00148-TDC, in which a Federal employee, Greg Davis, our client, was working for the U.S. Navy as a civilian aerial photographer, was forced out by his supervisor, who gave Mr. Davis’ job duties to two young women contractors. Mr. Davis previously spent eight years in the Air Force and flew more than 100 combat hours. His job at the Navy involved photographing fighter jets and other planes as they performed maneuvers, including dropping weapons and other equipment. His photographs were used by the Navy to evaluate aircraft and weapons systems. Mr. Davis had taken military photographs from the air of New York City and Washington, DC, following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Davis’ flight assignments were given to two young, female contractors, while Davis was placed at an empty building by himself. He was supposed to have been recognized as the team lead. When Davis complained about the discrimination, he was terminated shortly thereafter.
The Navy moved to dismiss the case or in the alternative for the Federal Court to throw the case out on Summary Judgment. The U.S. Judge denied the Navy’s motion completely with respect to the retaliation claim and permitted Davis to amend his gender discrimination claims to include the point that Davis was performing the duties of his job adequately prior to his termination, something that of course, Davis was doing.