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Federal jury orders IDOT to pay Muslim worker $1.5M for discrimination, retaliatory firing

Dan Churney Oct. 11, 2016, 1:25pm

A Chicago federal jury has ordered the Illinois Department of Transportation to pay more than $1.5 million for discriminating against a former employee who is Muslim and firing him in retaliation for blowing the whistle on alleged wrongdoings by fellow workers. 

Jury awards $2.4 million to African-American butcher who alleged 5 years of sexual, racial harassment at South Side grocer

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 21, 2015, 5:40pm

An African-American man who said he was subjected to repeated and regular racial epithets and sexual harassment, including groping of his genitals, by Latino coworkers at a grocery store on Chicago’s far South Side won a federal jury verdict against his former employers for more than $2.4 million. On Dec. 15, jurors in Chicago federal court handed down the verdict, ordering defendant Rosebud Farmstand to pay plaintiff Robert Smith damages.