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Benes v. A.B. Data, Ltd., 7th Cir., No. 13-1166, July 26, 2013.

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Firing of employee after his angry outburst during mediation did not constitute retaliation.

Ogletree Deakins • August 05, 2013
While Title VII's anti-retaliation provision does not prohibit all employer action after an employee has filed a discrimination charge or lawsuit, it precludes employers from taking an action that might dissuade a reasonable employee from making or supporting a discrimination charge. Recently, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the retaliation claim of an employee who had been fired after verbally accosting the employer’s representatives at a mediation, and determined that such a firing was not the type of action likely to keep reasonable individuals from filing discrimination claims and, therefore, was not retaliatory. Benes v. A.B. Data, Ltd., 7th Cir., No. 13-1166, July 26, 2013.