Racial Discrimination: Lack of Evidence for Termination Leads to Claim

Jul 13, 2015

A recent decision from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin—took an employer to task for failing to support a termination decision with appropriate documentation and skewered the manager’s explanation for retaining a white employee over a comparable black employee. The latter will now get her day in court.

The complete article originally appeared on HR.BLR.com.

SLB-black-and-whiteThis article was written by Steven L. Benneman who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at sbrenneman@foxswibel.com.