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Sharif v. United Airlines, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

October 31, 2016

MASOUD SHARIF, Plaintiff - Appellant,
v.
UNITED AIRLINES, INC., Defendant-Appellee, and UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. Defendant. METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION; NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, Amici Supporting Appellant.

          Argued: September 21, 2016

         Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Liam O'Grady, District Judge. (1:14-cv-01294-LO-IDD)

         ARGUED:

          Robert Scott Oswald, THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP, P.C., Washington, D.C., for Appellant.

          Hugh Scott Johnson, Jr., PCT LAW GROUP, PLLC, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellee.

          Stephen Z. Chertkof, HELLER, HURON, CHERTKOF & SALZMAN, PLLC, Washington, D.C., for Amici Curiae.

         ON BRIEF:

          Andrea M. Downing, THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP, P.C., Washington, D.C.; Richard T. Seymour, LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD T. SEYMOUR, P.L.L.C., Washington, D.C., for Appellant.

          Angela H. France, PCT LAW GROUP, PLLC, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellee.

          Erik D. Snyder, LAW OFFICES OF ERIK D. SNYDER, Washington, D.C.; Alan R. Kabat, BERNABEI & WACHTEL, PLLC, Washington, D.C.; Matthew C. Koski, NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, Oakland, California, for Amici Curiae.

          Before WILKINSON and FLOYD, Circuit Judges, and IRENE M. KEELEY, United States District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia, sitting by designation.

         Affirmed by published opinion. Judge Wilkinson wrote the opinion, in which Judge Floyd and Judge Keeley joined.

          WILKINSON, Circuit Judge

         Appellant Masoud Sharif brought suit against United Airlines, Inc., for retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq. (2012). The district court entered summary judgment on behalf of United Airlines and dismissed Sharif's claim. Even drawing all reasonable inferences in favor of Sharif as the nonmoving party, Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Prods., Inc., 530 U.S. 133, 150-51 (2000), Sharif has failed to create an issue of triable fact that the explanation United Airlines provided for his discharge was a pretext for retaliation for taking FMLA leave. To hold otherwise would disable companies from ...


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