Medical Supplier Dodges Spousal Bias Claims At 8th Circ.
Law360 (April 9, 2019, 7:56 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday refused to revive a suit from a former Handi Medical Supply customer service representative alleging the medical supply store retaliated against her for complaining she faced discrimination because her husband had bipolar disorder.
The three-judge panel said in its published opinion that Tracy Harrell failed to show that Handi Medical Supply Inc. violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act by suggesting she leave the company after she alleged discrimination based on her husband's mental illness. Nor did Harrell adequately support her claim that the company flouted the statute by discriminating against her marital status when it suggested...
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