Unformatted text preview: E. Kelly, Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, Hartford, CT, Richard H.
Semsker, Lippman & Semsker, Bethesda, MD, Robert J. Gallo, II., McCarter & English,
Hartford, CT, for Plaintiff.
Grace Han, GE Consumer & Industrial, Plainville, CT, Richard Voigt, Robert J. Gallo,
II., McCarter & English, Mary E. Kelly, Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly,
Hartford, CT, for Defendant.
MEMORANDUM OF DECISION
DOMINIC J. SQUATRITO, District Judge.
*1 On December 17, 2003, plaintiff Lisa Henderson ("Henderson") filed this action
alleging that her employer, General Electric Company ("GE"), discriminated against her
because of her gender and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
and 1991. 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Plaintiff filed an Amended
Complaint on April 26, 2004 and a Second Amended Complaint on June 23, 2004. [FN1]
On July 29, 2005, pursuant to Rule 56(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,
defendants filed a motion for summary judgment. (Dkt.# 44) For the reasons set forth
herein, defendants' motion is GRANTED. [FN2]
In 1987, the General Electric Company ("GE") hired Lisa Henderson ("Henderson") as a
Customer Service Representative. From 1987 through 2002, Henderson worked in a
variety of managerial and supervisory jobs for GE, during which time she performed at a
high level. Henderson consistently placed at the top of the employee ranking scale and
received performance awards for her work. In November 2001, Henderson was
considered for a promotion to the position of "Director of Quality and Information
Technology at GE IMV" in Riazzino, Switzerland. [FN3]
The parties dispute whether James Shepard ("Shepard"), the President and CEO of GE
Digital Energy, or Antoinette Gawin ("Gawin"), the CEO of GE IMV, hired Henderson
as the Director of Quality and Information Technology. Henderson was interviewed by
Gawin; Paola Madrisotti ("Madrisotti"), the Human Resour...
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