Rock Fusco & Connelly successfully defends municipality against claims of sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge.

May 21, 2013

On behalf of one of its municipal clients, the attorneys from Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC defeated a lawsuit filed against it claiming sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge. On May 16, 2013, following a three-day bench trial, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered judgment in favor of the municipality brought by a former employee who alleged that she was sexually harassed by her supervisor and, after reporting the claim, was retaliated against by her supervisor and Village officials culminating with her termination. The employee’s supervisor and the Village vehemently denied the allegations throughout discovery and at trial. After trial, the District Court found that the evidence presented by the former employee failed to demonstrate that hostile work environment existed. Further, the Court found that the Village took immediate and appropriate action upon hearing of the allegations from the former employee. Finally, the Court found that the Village had presented overwhelming evidence that her termination was not in any way related to her claim of sexual harassment.

Rock Fusco & Connelly, LLC has significant experience in all types of employment issues including, but not limited to, Title VII actions for employment discrimination and retaliatory discharge. If you would like further information about such services, please contact us.