Adams v. Superior Bancorp
MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Judge Karon O Bowdre on 8/9/12. (SAC )
2012 Aug-09 PM 12:04
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CAROL T. ADAMS,
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE
CORPORATION as receiver for
This matter comes before the court on Defendant Superior Bancorp’s Motion for
Summary Judgment (doc. 21). The parties fully briefed the motion and the court held a hearing
on the motion on Monday, August 6, 2012. For the reasons stated on the record, the court finds
that Plaintiff Carol Adams failed to prove her claim of hostile work environment under Title VII
because she has not shown that the Defendant engaged in sufficiently severe or pervasive
conduct so as to alter the terms and conditions of her employment. Because the standard for
proving constructive discharge is higher than the standard for hostile work environment, Adams
also failed to prove her constructive discharge claim. Adams failed to prove her claim for
disparate treatment because she has not established that the Defendant took adverse employment
action against her. Adams also failed to prove her claim of retaliation because she cannot
establish that her “complaint” of discrimination was causally connected to the conduct she
alleged to constitute a material adverse action.
Therefore, the court GRANTS the Motion for Summary Judgment, and ENTERS
JUDGMENT in favor of the Defendant and against the Plaintiff on all her claims. Costs are taxed
against the Plaintiff.
DONE and ORDERED this 9th day of August, 2012.
KARON OWEN BOWDRE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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