Illinois Supervisor’s Unfiltered Comments Put City in Hot Water

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...

Racial Discrimination or Poor Performance? The 7th Circuit Must Decide

Suppose a factory worker consistently fails to meet her employer’s productivity goals and is eventually terminated for poor performance. An open-and-shut case, right? Not so fast. A recent decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois,...

Racial Discrimination: Lack of Evidence for Termination Leads to Claim

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...
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