A federal judge won’t dismiss lawsuits from two female Chicago Police officers who claimed the department discriminated against women when handing out promotions and special assignments.
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Judge lets Cook Sheriff's Merit Board leave lawsuit over alleged anti-African American jobs discrimination
A Chicago federal judge has, for now, blocked four African American men from pressing discrimination claims against the panel responsible for reviewing hiring and firing decisions at the Cook County Sheriff's Office, saying the men lacked standing to continue their suit alleging the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board engaged in a pattern of discrimination when the sheriff's office declined their applications to become Cook County correctional officers. The lawsuit against the Cook County Sheriff, however, continues.
Days after female public defenders hit Cook County sheriff’s and public defender’s offices with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment at county jail facilities, a group of female Cook County correctional officers have filed a similar complaint against Sheriff Tom Dart.