Ex-Chicago Park District employee says was discriminated against because he is middle-aged, Polish

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

CHICAGO – A Cook County man has filed a discrimination suit against the Chicago Park District over his 2017 termination.

Edwin J. Korczynski filed a complaint on Nov. 26 in Circuit Court of Cook County against Chicago Park District citing age, race, national origin, disability and sexual orientation discrimination and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant on Jan. 22, 2013, as park operations manager. In May, he reported harassment because of his Polish nationality to the human resources department. The suit states he was terminated in May 2017 and was older than 40 at the time of his termination.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant treated him more severely in comparison to younger and non-white workers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment for all wages and benefits, compensatory damages, permanent injunction, attorney fees, costs, litigation expenses and such other relief as the court may deem just or equitable. He is represented by attorney Frank Avila of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-012711

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