Judge Denies NPR Bid For Summary Judgement In Intern Case
May 14, 2015 at 4:09 AM (PT)
NPR's bid for summary judgment in the case brought against the network by former intern CATHERINE NUGENT has been rejected by a D.C. Superior Court judge.
CURRENT.ORG reports that Judge BRIAN F. HOLEMAN denied NPR's motion on APRIL 29th, sending the case forward towards trial. NUGENT, a student at GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY, sued NPR last MARCH (NET NEWS, 8/5/14), alleging that she was misled about her internship duties, expecting to learn about marketing but instead told to teach daily sign language classes, and was not given accommodations for her hearing impairment as required by the Human Rights Act in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, then fired two weeks into the internship.
NPR has denied the allegations.