Cases & Deals

Advocate obtains summary judgment on Title VII race, national origin, and color discrimination and retaliation claims and ADEA claim

Clients Advocate Health Care Network

Jones Day obtained summary judgment on behalf of its client, Advocate Christ Medical Center, on a former phlebotomist's claims of race, color, and national origin discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  A former hospital employee sued alleging she was discriminated against in the terms and conditions of her employment and her termination.  The Court disagreed, concluding that no reasonable jury could find evidence that pointed to a discriminatory reason for Advocate's actions and plaintiff failed to identify anyone outside of her protected class who was treated better than her.  The Court granted summary judgment on plaintiff's retaliation claim because she could not show a causal connection between any protected complaint and her termination.

Gladys L. Larbi v. Advocate Christ Medical Center, Case No. 10-cv-4623 (N.D. Illinois)