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Farr v. St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers, No. 08-3203

By FindLaw Staff on June 29, 2009 2:48 PM

In an employment discrimination action, district court judgment is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff was not discriminated against and fired because of his gender as the evidence that he accessed inappropriate web sites provided a nondiscriminatory basis for the employer's action, and plaintiff also failed to show suspicious timing or ambiguous statements; 2) plaintiff's state law claims were properly dismissed as plaintiff was an at-will employee and defendant's employee handbook did not change the nature of his employment; and 3) plaintiff's defamation claim based on the report made by defendant and used during the grievance proceedings fails as statements made by the employer to explain its actions are privileged. 

Read Farr v. St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers, No. 08-3203

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division.
Argued June 1, 2009
Decided June 29, 2009

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER and EVANS, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by EVANS, Circuit Judge.

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