Daily Labor Report®

Case: Discrimination/Discharge (7th Cir.)

Feb. 14, 2020, 7:16 PM

A federal district court in Indiana didn’t err in granting summary judgment to Inventiv Health Clinical on a black Niger-born team manager’s claim that he was fired due to his race and national origin, instead of because the programming work of his team began performing itself. The Seventh Circuit reasoned that the lower court wrongly analyzed the claim under the “mini-reduction in force” framework, which is applied when employees’ work has been absorbed by others, whereas the manager’s team’s work was essentially eliminated, and he failed to prove a prima facie case under the proper framework given that he didn’t...

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