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Miguel Alvarez posted a blog on Jul 22, 2010

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Requests Briefs for Lewis v City of Chicago

The Court of Appeals has ordered the parties to file briefs as to two remaining issues. The Court's order is as follows.  ORDER: In their statements filed pursuant to Circuit Rule 54, the parties agree that there are two issues that remain open after the Supreme Court’s decision: 1) whether the City of Chicago preserved the argument that plaintiffs failed to prove that use of the eligibility list had disparate impact, and 2) whether the City preserved the argument that first round of hiring occurred outside the charging period even for the earliest EEOC charge.  These two issues will be resolved after briefing and argument. Unfortunately the City has asked three times for a delay in the briefing schedule.

Miguel Alvarez posted a blog on Jul 19, 2010

CLC Wins Damages On Behalf of Racial Harassment Victim

The Chicago Lawyers' Committee represents a woman who was harassed on account of her race and age by her employer, a small bakery in Chicago. On June 28, 2010 the Chicago Commission on Human Relations awarded CLC's client punitive and emotional distress damages.  For more information contact Laurie Wardell, at 312-630-9744.