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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

Griffin and Yarden v. Sisters of Saint Francis (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), is a 12-page, per curiam opinion that begins:

Charles Griffin and Julia Yarden were fired from their jobs at Michaela Farm in Oldenburg, Indiana. The farm is owned and run by the Sisters of Saint Francis (“SOSF”), an order of Catholic nuns. Griffin, who had worked on the farm for nearly four years, and Yarden, who had been there for just a few months, believed that they were terminated because Yarden was pregnant, and they sued SOSF under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k) (“PDA”). They lost on summary judgment, and on appeal, Griffin and Yarden—who proceed pro se—argue that they provided ample evidence that their supervisor knew of Yarden’s pregnancy, fired the couple for that reason, and offered pretextual reasons for the decisions. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the judgment of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 6, 2007 01:29 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions