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Hobbs v. City of Chicago, No. 07-3591

By FindLaw Staff on July 21, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an employment discrimination action, district court judgment is affirmed where: 1) for purposes of plaintiff's race and gender discrimination actions, plaintiff failed to show she was similarly or better qualified than the white male who received the promotions, and failed to show the city's offered non-discriminatory reasons for promoting the other candidate were pretextual; 2) plaintiff's retaliation claim failed as she did not prove that she suffered a materially adverse action taken by the employer, and that there was a causal connection between a materially adverse action and her engagement in statutorily protected activity; and 3) plaintiff's hostile work environment claim fails as the conduct complained of by plaintiff did not rise to the level of being severe or pervasive so as to alter the conditions of the environment and create a hostile and abusive working environment.    

Read Hobbs v. City of Chicago, No. 07-3591

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued October 20, 2008
Decided July 21, 2009

Before BAUER, KANNE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge.

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