Collins v. American Red Cross

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Employment Discrimination
Case Number: 
No. 11-3345
Decision Date: 
March 8, 2013
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., W. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-employer’s motion for summary judgment in Title VII action alleging that defendant terminated plaintiff on account of her race and in retaliation for filing prior EEOC claim alleging racial discrimination. Record showed that several of plaintiff’s co-workers had complained of plaintiff’s misconduct in workplace, and that plaintiff was terminated after management investigation found that said complaints were substantiated. Fact that plaintiff had denied all accusations against her, that management’s investigation of said complaints was “sloppy,” or that management could have come to wrong conclusion did not require different result where management’s conclusions were not facially incredible, and where plaintiff failed to present evidence that decision-makers held any discriminatory animosity.