8th Circ. Boots Iowa Correctional Officer's Race Bias Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 28, 2013, 5:55 PM ET) -- The Eighth Circuit ruled Wednesday that a lower court properly dismissed a workplace discrimination suit brought by an African-American woman who works for an Iowa correctional facility, saying her voluntary use of all her sick leave did not constitute an adverse employment action.

A three-judge panel said Judge Thomas Shields was right to dismiss Ebony T. Jackman's lawsuit against Iowa's Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services because she didn't adequately show the alleged discrimination had a negative impact on her employment situation. The panel pointed...
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