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7th Circ. Puts Co. On Hook With Employer Test In Bias Suit

Law360 (September 11, 2018, 10:33 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s order handing a quick win to a company tasked with hiring and managing employees of an Illinois Holiday Inn franchise in a woman's retaliation lawsuit over civil rights and discrimination claims, saying the trial court improperly concluded the company didn’t count as her employer under the Civil Rights Act.

The unanimous three-judge panel ruled the lower court applied an incorrect test under Smith v. Castaways Family Diner, typically used as a head-counter for smaller companies, in order...
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Case Title

Bogustawa Frey v. Hotel Coleman, et al


Case Number

17-2267

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Jobs

Date Filed

June 20, 2017

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