Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-employer’s motion for summary judgment in plaintiff-physician’s Title VII action alleging that defendant discriminated against plaintiff on account of her gender, religion and ethnicity when it terminated her hospital privileges. Record showed that plaintiff was independent physician with practice privileges and was not defendant’s employee. Ct. further noted that plaintiff owned her own medical practice, billed her patients directly, filed taxes as self-employed physician, set her own hours and made treatment decisions for her patients. Moreover, defendant did not pay plaintiff any employment benefits or pay her professional licensing dues. Fact that defendant subjected plaintiff to peer review proceedings did not require different result.
Federal 7th Circuit Court