Alam v. Miller Brewing Co.

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Employment Discrimination
Case Number: 
No. 11-2456
Decision Date: 
February 27, 2013
Federal District: 
E.D. Wisc.
Dist. Ct. did not err in dismissing plaintiff’s Title VII action alleging that defendant, at direction of plaintiff’s former employer, refused to do business with plaintiff in retaliation for plaintiff having filed prior discrimination claim against former employer. Plaintiff’s complaint failed to sufficiently alleged that defendant was potential employer for purposes of Title VII where plaintiff’s potential employment would have been as independent contractor, and where plaintiff failed to allege that defendant controlled any aspect of plaintiff’s relationship with his former employer. Moreover, plaintiff could not proceed against his former employer on similar retaliation claim where plaintiff failed to list former employer in his EEOC charge, and where plaintiff failed to allege that his former employer had actual notice of EEOC charge and opportunity to participate in conciliation proceedings.