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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In EMILIO MARTINO v. WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP (ND Ind., Springmann), a 22-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:

Emilio Martino, a naturalized United States citizen born in Italy, worked briefly as a sales representative for Western & Southern Financial Group (“W&S”). Less than two months after W&S hired Martino, the company terminated his employment. Martino sued W&S for religious discrimination under Title VII and for defamation. Martino alleged, among other claims, that W&S discharged him based on his religious beliefs. W&S countered that Martino’s termination was due to his failure to provide documents verifying his eligibility for employment in the United States. The district court granted summary judgment to W&S, and we affirm. Martino’s evidence neither calls into doubt W&S’s explanation for his discharge nor establishes a prima facie case of defamation.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 25, 2013 11:50 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions