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Former employee claims he was fired because of his belief in inte Cheap Oakley Sunglasses lligent design.
Former JPL worker David Coppedge, left, and William Becker appear in court (Cheryl A.
Over the course of five post trial briefs, attorneys for JPL and David Coppedge, a one time administrator on the Cassini mission to Saturn, have recapped and refined their arguments.
Coppedge is seeking unspecified damages for his allegation that JPL removed him from his job in 2011 because of his advocacy of the theory of intelligent design of the universe. JPL has countered that Coppedge was a l Cheap Oakley Sunglasses ess than satisfactory worker whose dismissal came at a time when the Cheap Oakley Sunglasses La Ca Flintridge laboratory was shedding jobs due to budget cuts.
On Aug. 28 Coppedge attorney, William Becker, filed papers addressing the legal definition of workplace retaliation. Supreme Court ruling stating that retaliation occurs if a reasonable worker would have been deterred from speaking out about discrimination by the employer alleged actions.
In his papers, Becker said JPL conduct meets either standard. He said the question might be most important if Hiroshige ruling is appealed to a higher court.
tees it up as an appealable issue, Becker said. bottom line is this: It doesn matter what test you use, because the facts support retaliation under either case. lawyers argued at trial that Coppedge views about the origins of th Cheap Oakley Sunglasses e universe had nothing to do with his 2010 demotion or 2011 dismissal.
Cameron Fox, one of JPL attorneys, said JPL will not submit a response to Becker Aug. 28 papers.
As to when Hiroshige will rule, neither side had an idea.
asked some really good lawyers and nobody knows the answer, Becker said. lawyer told me it as long as he wants to take. It could take a year, two years.