Ward v Jewell

Ward sued Jewell in her capacity as Secretary of the Interior alleging the Department’s failure to restore him to his former  supervisory position or hire him for a different supervisory position was in retaliation for participating in an EEOC proceeding. The district court granted summary judgment to Jewell and the panel affirmed. It held that Ward presented no evidence that would allow a jury to infer retaliation in his failure to restore claim and alleged no evidence that the decision maker in the second position hiring retaliated against him. Thus, both claims failed as a matter of law.