A judge of the Dukes County Superior Court in Massachusetts has decided to hear the wrongful termination of employment lawsuit and corresponding lawsuit a woman has brought against the Martha's Vineyard Airport, where she was employed until last spring. The Massachusetts woman, who worked for the airport for 9 years, went through a roller coaster of events, wherein she was promoted, then suspended and finally fired within a 1-year timeframe. The woman has filed one complaint asking for her job back, and a second complaint stating she suffered from discrimination, retaliation under the state's "whistle blower" law and numerous situations where she was harassed.
In a recent hearing regarding the case, the defense argued that the lawsuits should be dismissed because they both argued the same elements. Therefore, she did not need to be divided into two allegations because the attorney for the plaintiff did not exhaust all of his administrative remedies before filing with the Supreme Court. Additionally, the defense stated that the second complaint, in particular, should be dismissed because it was confusing and meandering and failed to get to the point.