Browning v. Southwest Research Institute
Sex discrimination case on behalf of female scientist charging her former employer, Southwest Research Institute, with denying her equal pay and promotional opportunities in violation of Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff also charged her former employer with retaliatory conduct. Plaintiff sought injunctive and declaratory relief, back pay, and compensatory and punitive damages.
In March 2007, the trial court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed plaintiff’s case. Public Justice appealed the dismissal to the Fifth Circuit, which affirmed the judgment in August 2008. Public Justice’s lead cooperating counsel filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, which was denied.
The legal team included lead counsel Hal Gillespie of Gillespie, Rozen, Watsky, Motley & Jones, P.C., in Dallas, and co-counsel Malinda Gaul of Gaul & Dumont in San Antonio, Steve Baughman Jensen of Dallas, and Public Justice’s Adele Kimmel.