Under these alleged facts, Wade has established a prima facie case for purposes of summary judgment. The Court disagrees with Home Depot that, under these alleged circumstances, Wade was required to apply through Career Depot. Although Home Depot did have a formal application process and Wade failed to follow that process, viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to Wade, as the Court must, a jury could find that Lebeouf, an assistant manager, apparently involved in the interview process,4 purposely misled her after she had inquired about the position. Wade indeed “sought” the promotion, but Lebeouf’s actions, combined with the lack of notice in the break room, denied her the opportunity to apply and interview for the position.

 

Charmine Wade v. The Home Depot USA, Inc. AKA The Home Depot (W.D. La. 2016) WL 67793

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We asked Eric P. Dama, a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C., to provide his open answers to a range of questions.  After reading, you will be more more versed with the advocacy that Mr. Dama affords.

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We asked Eric P. Dama, a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C., to provide his open answers to a range of questions.  After reading, you will be more more versed with the advocacy that Mr. Dama affords.

1. What did you start practicing labor and employment law?

The prospect of representing another person’s interests and helping those who are going through the toughest and most stressful times in life really intrigued me.

2. What is the most important issue to you of being an advocate?

Giving my clients a voice.

3. Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?

Hugo Black.

4. What do you think is the most important part of a good case?

A likable client with a strong story to tell.

5. If you could write a new law, what would it do?

Not give companies so much leeway in dealing with terminating employees.

6. Besides Rob Wiley, P.C., what is the most interesting job that you have had?

I worked as a Journalist and Newspaper Staff Writer at The University of Oklahoma.

7. Who is your favorite celebrity?

Barry Switzer.

8. What skills do you value as an employment attorney?

Empathy and patience.

9. What is your favorite food?

Any shell food.

10. What’s the best part of living in Dallas?

Family and friends!

Eric P. Dama is a Trial Attorney in the Dallas office of Rob Wiley, P.C.  He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2011.  Mr. Dama went on and received his law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2014.