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Unformatted text preview: ted a nondiscriminatory reason for Henderson's departure from the company. The defendants have offered evidence showing that Henderson had a documented period of inadequate performance, culminating in her poor presentation on December 3, 2002. According to the defendants, following this poor performance, Henderson resigned on December 5, 2002. It was only after Henderson later refused to submit a letter of resignation that GE sent her a letter of termination. Defendants assert that Henderson was not allowed to retract her resignation because of her failure to meet expectations and because her superiors had lost confidence in her ability to perform the required duties of her position. This offer of proof is sufficient to meet the defendants' burden at this stage in the analysis. See Reeves, 530 U.S. at 142. *11 [9] The burden, therefore, shifts back to Henderson to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that defendants' proffered reasons are not true and that the true reason for Henderson's termination was impermissible gender discrimination. See Carlton, 202 F.3d at 135.; see also Reeves, 530 U.S. at 142. Henderson has not met this burden. Henderson has not offered any evidence to indicate that GE's proffered reasons for her termination are not true or that they were pretext for discrimination. Although Henderson claims that 175 her work was excellent and offers a list of accomplishments that she effectuated while working in her Six Sigma role, she does not dispute that LaCroix attempted to monitor her work closely by giving her lists with specific tasks and deadlines and that LaCroix and Blaney testified that they had conversations about the quality of her work. [FN7] Further, Henderson admits that on October 29, 2002, and November 7, 2002, she and LaCroix participated in teleconferences during which LaCroix noted that Henderson had missed deadlines. Plaintiff also admits that she did not attend a pre-scheduled meeting with her supervisors on October 1, 2002, and that on the same day, LaCroix emailed Shepard and Blaney about her concerns regarding Henderson's performance. Furthermore, Henderson concedes...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2012 for the course ENC 102 taught by Professor Deria during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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