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Ellis v. United Parcel Service, Inc., No. 07-2811, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (April 29, 2008)

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Manager Fired For Violating Nonfraternization Policy Loses Appeal.

Ogletree Deakins • June 25, 2008
A federal appellate court recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by an African-American manager who claimed that his discharge was racially motivated because he dated (and subsequently married) a white hourly employee. According to the court, the worker failed to establish a prima facie case of race discrimination, and even if he could, there was no evidence that the company's explanation for his discharge was a pretext for unlawful bias.