Porter v. City of Chicago

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Employment Discrimination
Case Number: 
No. 11-2006
Decision Date: 
November 8, 2012
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-employer’s motion for summary judgment in Title VII action alleging that defendant discriminated against plaintiff on account of her Christian religion by scheduling her for Sunday work that conflicted with religious services at her church, and by failing to accommodate her request for non-Sunday work assignments. Defendant’s offer to assign her to later shift on Sunday was sufficient accommodation for purposes of Title VII where such assignment would allow plaintiff to attend morning church services withou affecting her pay or benefits. Fact that plaintiff wanted entire Sunday off as her preferred accommodation did not require different result. Also, plaintiff did not establish related retaliation claim where alleged adverse act (i.e., assignment calling for Sunday work) came nearly one year after other prior successful accommodation requests.