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General March 21, 2016

Seventh Circuit Opines on Adverse Employment Actions

In Boss v. Julian Castro, (7th Cir. March 18, 2016), the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the employer because, among other reasons, the employee had not suffered an adverse employment action.  An adverse employment action requires “a significant change in employment status . . . [s]uch changes can involve the employee’s current wealth, his […]

Sham Investigations – Terminated in Retaliation?

In Harden v. Marion County Sheriff’s Dept. (7th Cir. Aug. 25, 2015), the Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of a Title VII retaliation claim, and in doing so, explained in detail when “sham investigations” can be grounds for pretext.  The plaintiff in Harden claimed that he was terminated in retaliation for providing information during an internal […]