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Stephens v. Erickson, No. 08-1416

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By FindLaw Staff on June 30, 2009 4:35 PM

In an action for employment discrimination and retaliation, district court's grant of summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff failed to produce enough evidence to support an inference that defendant's failure to promote was in retaliation for his protected activity; 2) the alterations to plaintiff's job were not materially adverse and insufficient to dissuade a reasonable employee from filing a discrimination charge; and 3) the court properly determined that certain comments made by other employees were either hearsay or irrelevant to the issue of whether plaintiff was terminated for a retaliatory purpose.   

Read Stephens v. Erickson, No. 08-1416

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued JANUARY 6, 2009
Decided JUNE 30, 2009

Judges
Before KANNE, WOOD, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by KANNE, Circuit Judge.  

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