Illinois Supervisor’s Unfiltered Comments Put City in Hot Water

Aug 17, 2016

According to a former city of Chicago employee, her supervisors discriminated against her by calling her an “old black b*tch.” For good measure, one supervisor allegedly admitted to retaliation. The case illustrates that inappropriate remarks by supervisors can be a one-way ticket to a jury trial, even for an employee who wasn’t performing well enough to satisfy her employer’s legitimate expectations.

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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