Joyner-Pettway v. Cvent, Inc.

Filing 28

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema on 2/7/2017. (dest, ) (c/s)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division STACK K. JOYNER-PETTWAY, Plaintiff l;16-cv-892 (LMB/TCB) V. CVENT, INC., Defendant. MEMORANDUM OPINION PlaintiffStacie K. Joyner-Pettway ("Joyner-Pettway" or "plaintiff"), proceeding pro se, hasfiled a complaint alleging that herformer employer, Cvent, Inc. ("Cvent" or "defendant") engaged indiscrimination onthe basis ofrace and sex in violation of Title VII ofthe Civil Rights Act of 1964,42 U.S.C. § 2000e Mseq.. when it fired her on June 1,2015. OnJanuary 10,2017, defendant filed a Motionfor Summary Judgment ("Motion")complete with a notice pursuantto Roseboro v. Garrison. 528 F.2d 309 (4th Cir. 1975), that the "Courtcoulddismiss this actionon the basis of Cvent's papers if [plaintiff did] notfile a response" by February 3,2017. Asof February 6,2017, plaintiffhasnotfiled a response to defendant's Motion, norhasplaintiff filed a witness or exhibit list as required by this Court's scheduling order entered on August 25,2016. Accordingly, the facts presented by defendant in its Motion and the attached exhibits are deemed admitted. On the basis ofthose facts, and for the reasons that follow, defendant's Motion will be granted. 1. BACKGROUND Plaintiff is a woman who is of black and Native American heritage. Def. Ex. 2 at 22:15— 16. Cvent, a firm that designs software for event planners, hired plaintiffas a paralegal in its

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