Seventh Circuit Affirms Judgment for Village on Reverse Discrimination Claim

On June 12, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld summary judgment in favor of the former chief of police and mayor of the Village of Hazel Crest in a reverse discrimination claim brought by two former white sergeants. Tom Weiler and Kristen Cemate successfully argued that the sergeants presented insufficient evidence that they would have been chosen for the position. The ruling by the Seventh Circuit ends  eight years of litigation over the selection of the deputy chief position in Hazel Crest. The full Seventh Circuit opinion can be read here:  Peers v. Vill. of Hazel Crest, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 11087 (7th Cir. Ill. June 12, 2014)