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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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

In Nora Chaib v. Geo Group, Incorporated (SD Ind., Pratt), a 9-page opinion, Judge Peterson (WD Wis., sitting by designation) writes:

Nora Chaib worked for The GEO Group, Inc., a private company that managed a correctional facility for the State of Indiana. She was fired for “unbecoming conduct” because she improperly extended her medical leave following a workplace injury. Chaib sued GEO Group under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, alleg-ing discrimination on the basis of sex, race, and national origin, and retaliation for her reports of workplace discrimi-nation. Chaib also alleged, under Indiana law, that GEO Group had retaliated against her for filing a workers’ compen-sation claim.

The district court granted summary judgment in favor of GEO Group, concluding that Chaib had failed to present evidence of discrimination or retaliation sufficient to support a reasonable jury verdict. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 6, 2016 06:40 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions