Charles Thomas Curry, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Alamance Health Services; Deloris Brookshire, in Herofficial Capacity As Personnel Director; Jim Stifle, in Hisofficial Capacity As Supervisor of Environmental Services;richard Donahey, in His Official Capacity As Vice Presidentof Human Resources; Pat Enoch, in Her Official Capacity Ashuman Resources Representative, Defendants-appellees, 54 F.3d 772 (4th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Charles Thomas Curry, Appellant Pro Se. James Bernard Spears, Jr., Stephen Douglas Dellinger, HAYNSWORTH, BALDWIN, JOHNSON & GREAVES, Charlotte, NC, for Appellees.
Before WIDENER, WILKINSON, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.
Charles Thomas Curry appeals from the district court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants and dismissing his employment discrimination action pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C.A. Sec. 2000e (West 1994), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, 42 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1981 (West 1994). Curry alleged discrimination on the basis of his race (black) and sex (male).
Our review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit. Curry failed to establish a prima facie case of employment discrimination. See Alvarado v. Board of Trustees, 928 F.2d 118, 121 (4th Cir. 1991); see also McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792, 802 (1973). Moreover, he failed to rebut the legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason Defendants proffered to support their termination of Curry. See Conkwright v. Westinghouse Elec. Corp., 933 F.2d 231, 234-35 (4th Cir. 1991); Texas Dep't of Community Affairs v. Burdine, 450 U.S. 248, 253, 256 (1981). Accordingly, we cannot say that the district court's finding of non-discrimination was clearly erroneous. Anderson v. Bessemer City, 470 U.S. 564, 574 (1985). We therefore affirm the district court's order.*
We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
While the district court failed to address Curry's claim under the Civil Rights Act of 1991 in its opinion, we note that this statute is not applicable to preenactment conduct. See Rivers v. Roadway Express, Inc., 62 U.S.L.W. 4271, 4275 (U.S.1994). Because Defendants' actions occurred prior to the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Curry cannot maintain a claim under this provision