Noose Alone Doesn't Prove Civil Rights Claim, 7th Circ. Says

Law360, Springfield (September 28, 2016, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a black employee's racial discrimination suit against Northern Illinois University, saying the employee's discovery of a noose in his workspace could not be pinned on the university and thus did not meet all aspects required to prove a civil rights violation.

Jerome Cole had alleged that in 2012, after a three-year period of accumulated slights against him, he found a noose in his workspace. Cole filed suit against NIU and 11 university employees alleging a hostile work...
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Case Information

Case Title

Jerome Cole v. Board of Trustees of Northern, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Jobs

Date Filed

June 18, 2015


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