Plaintiff, an African American, alleged that defendant fired him because of his race. The district court granted summary judgment to defendant, finding that defendant had articulated a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for plaintiff’s termination.
Where plaintiff had failed to identify any co-workers who were similarly situated to plaintiff, plaintiff could not demonstrate pretext in defendant’s legitimate basis for plaintiff’s termination by showing that defendant treated similarly situated employees in a disparate manner.
Judgment is affirmed.
Beasley v. Warren Unilube Inc. (MLW No. 73741/Case No. 18-2655 – 10 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kobes, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Marshall, J. (Sheila Flo Campbell, of Little Rock, AR for appellant) (William C. Frye, of North Little Rock, AR for appellee)