FEDERAL COURT VICTORY IN DISCRIMINATION CASE
Partners Matthew J. Egan and Kayla A. Condeni recently prevailed in a Title VII employment discrimination case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of the firm’s client, a healthcare employee union, that had employed the plaintiff in a sensitive governmental affairs position. After first granting Matt and Kayla’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s claim of gender discrimination, the case proceeded through discovery, after which Matt and Kayla filed a motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff’s claim of racial discrimination. The court granted this motion in its entirety, ruling that the uncontradicted evidence refuted the plaintiff’s claim that the union’s stated reasons for terminating his employment were a pretext for racial discrimination. This decision is the most recent example of the success the firm has achieved for clients in Title VII and other employment-related claims under both state and federal law.