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Swierkiewicz v. Sorema N.A.
Citation:534 U.S. 506 (2002)
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Swierkiewicz (Plaintiff) was a Hungarian man who was employed by Sorema N.A. (Defendant), a reinsurance company. Swierkiewicz was demoted and replaced with a younger, less experienced French man, and was eventually fired. Swierkiewicz filed a complaint against Sorema, alleging an employment discrimination claim that his demotion and dismissal occurred because of his age and national origin. The New York federal district court dismissed Swierkiewicz’s complaint because it found that he had not adequately alleged circumstances that supported an inference of discrimination.
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