Chicago Schools Can't Dodge Ex-Teacher's Discrimination Suit

Law360, Springfield (November 15, 2017, 10:38 PM EST) -- The Chicago Board of Education cannot escape a suit brought by a former Chicago Public Schools teacher who claims he was wrongfully terminated because of his age, disability and race, an Illinois federal judge ruled Tuesday.

However, U.S. District Judge John Lee did grant the board's co-defendants' motions to escape the suit brought by former CPS science teacher Lu Aku, who is African-American. Those co-defendants include Aku's former principal D'Andre Weaver, the Chicago Teachers Union, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and an orthopedic medicine practice that Aku claims did not take his workers' compensation injury seriously.

Judge Lee said Tuesday that only...

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)


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February 15, 2017

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