Tag Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Denial of FMLA Benefits is Not Required to Prove FMLA Interference Claim

In Ziccarelli v. Dart, 35 F. 4th 1079 (7th Cir. 2022), the Court of Appeals held that employers may violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) by simply discouraging employees from exercising their rights under the FMLA without actually… Continue Reading →

Strip Search By Transgender Guard Violated Inmate’s Religious Rights

Transgender legal issues can be tricky for local government bodies. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled for a Muslim inmate who claimed that his religious rights were violated by strip searches conducted by a transgender prison guard. West v. Radtke,… Continue Reading →

Court Rules City Not Liable for Off-Duty Officers’ Actions Following Bar Fight

A recent ruling of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the City of Indianapolis’ motion to vacate a $1.24 million jury verdict against the City following a bar fight involving two off-duty police officers. In Bohanon v. City of… Continue Reading →

Court Rules City Not Responsible For Officer’s Actions As A Private Citizen

A recent ruling of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a $44.7 million verdict against the City of Chicago after a Jury found the City liable for one of its officer’s actions while off duty. In First Midwest Bank as… Continue Reading →

Village Avoids Retaliation Claim After Employee Takes FMLA Leave

Employers often encounter difficult situations of how to deal with employees without running afoul of accusations of retaliation.  In Freelain v. Village of Oak Park, No. 16-4074 (April 30, 2018) the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dealt with such an… Continue Reading →

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