Casey v. Dep’t of Defense, No. 15-1115 (1st Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff was formerly employed by the Civilian Health Promotion Services Program at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts. After the government contractor that employed Plaintiff terminated her employment, Plaintiff filed this lawsuit against the government contractor that employed her, her supervisor, and several government agencies and officials that Plaintiff believed were involved in her termination. Plaintiff asserted a claim under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics for violation of her First Amendment rights and a claim of gender discrimination under Title VII. Plaintiff’s Bivens claims was dismissed, and summary judgment was granted against Plaintiff on her Title VII claim. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) Plaintiff’s Bivens claim failed to plausibly demonstrate her right to recover against any of the defendants it named, and therefore, its dismissal was proper; and (2) the entry of summary judgment against Plaintiff on her Title VII claim was proper.