7th Circ. Shoots Down Bias Suit Over Sergeant Exam

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has rejected an appeal brought by two Chicago police officers who claim the department discriminated against them by making them take sergeant exams at locations other than the military bases where they were stationed during service overseas.

The Seventh Circuit on Monday tossed the appeal brought by plaintiffs Juan Sandoval and Sidney Pennix, ruling that the city of Chicago had not violated their rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

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