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admits that Kasdan and Gawin were removed for performance reasons and that both
Kasdan and Gawin were given an opportunity to transfer to another GE business unit.
Further, although Kasdan, Gawin, and Madrisotti were replaced with men, this
development is tempered by Henderson's admission that Shepard hired Brigitte LaCroix,
during this time period, to replace a male employee as the Quality Leader for all of the
GE Digital Energy businesses. In addition, Henderson herself notes that she met with
Shepard before she was hired to replace a male employee as the Director of Quality and
*13 Although Henderson claims that Shepard terminated her because she was a woman,
she does not dispute Blaney's and LaCroix's deposition testimony that she would not have
been terminated had she not resigned during the meeting of December 5, 2002. She
further admits that she told Blaney, LaCroix, and Canova that she no longer wanted to
work in the business and that it was Blaney and LaCroix who did not allow her to rescind
her resignation during the teleconference of December 9, 2002. Henderson does not
challenge the veracity of LaCroix's testimony that she did not allow Henderson to rescind
her resignation both "because of her performance" and because she had "lost confidence
in her [Henderson's] ability to perform in that position," (dkt. # 44, LaCroix Dep., Ex. 9
at 197:16-17), or Blaney's statement that GE "can't afford to have those leaders making
decisions who are going to change their minds," (Dkt. # 44, Blaney Dep., Ex. 10 at 14647:22-3).
Henderson also asserts that she was treated differently from male employees both prior to
and after her termination and that this further proves her claim of gender discrimination.
For example, she asserts that Shepard did not take disciplinary actions against Tiziano
Christian ("Christian") or Mohammed Alwan ("Alwan") even though these male 177 employees gave poor...
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