No. 10-1787.

657 F.3d 64 (2011)

Medelicia VELAZQUEZ-ORTIZ, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. Thomas J. VILSACK, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided September 22, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Elaine Rodriguez-Frank , for appellant.

Irene M. Solet , Attorney, Appellate Staff, Civil Division, Department of Justice, with whom Tony West , Assistant Attorney General, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez , United States Attorney, and Marleigh D. Dover , Attorney, Appellate Staff, Civil Division, Department of Justice, were on brief, for appellee.

Before TORRUELLA, SELYA, and LIPEZ, Circuit Judges.

LIPEZ, Circuit Judge.

Medelicia Velazquez-Ortiz ("Velazquez") sued her employer, the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA"), claiming to be the victim of discrimination based on her age and gender, and retaliation for having complained about discrimination in the past. The district court entered summary judgment against her, and we affirm.


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