Robinson v. The Village of Oak Park

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 121220
Decision Date: 
April 16, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
QUINN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Plaintiff, a Jehovah's Witness, is an employee of Village, and filed claim of religious discrimination with Human Rights Commission. Plaintiff offered no evidence to support inference that employer's action were taken because she did not hold or follow religious beliefs of her supervisors. Employer set forth legitimate business reason for its actions: compliance with seniority rights of all employees under union contract. Evidence in briefing showed that Plaintiff affirmatively rejected reasonable accommodation employer provided, resulting in her layoff. Thus, court properly entered summary judgment for employer. (HARRIS and SIMON, concurring.)