EEOC Wins Retaliation Ruling Over Cognis Worker’s Firing

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has ruled that chemical maker Cognis Corp. unlawfully retaliated against one its workers by firing him after he revoked an employment agreement because it barred him from suing the company, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey granted the discrimination watchdog's bid for summary judgment on May 23 on its claim that Cognis had violated Title VII by firing long-time employee Steven Whitlow from its Kankakee, Ill., plant after he challenged a so-called “last chance...
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