Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Human Rights

Remarks by a supervisor made prior to a reduction in employee duties are not probative of discriminatory intent in the termination of that employee five months later.

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
On December 3, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Ameritech, the defendant.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
January
1999
Column
Page 10
ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.

To prove a prima facie case of discrimination under the Human Rights Act, the plaintiff must show that she is handicapped as defined in that Act

January
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 13
On November 12, 1998, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court held that the city's failure to consider accommodations in its hiring decisions regarding the blind plaintiff did not rise to the level of unlawful discrimination under the Human Rights Act because the plaintiff was not considered handicapped within the meaning of the Act.

Six-month distance between EEOC claim and agency rehiring too great to show the requisite causal link in ADEA retaliation claim

November
1998
Illinois Law Update
Page 596
On September 17, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's judgment that the plaintiffs had failed to show that the defendant agency had violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) by retali retaliating against them after a claim was brought with the EEOC for wrongful discharge.

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