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7th Circuit Upholds Security Officer’s Firing After He Slapped A Patient

(September 8, 2016, 7:07 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois hospital did not exhibit racial bias when it fired a security officer after he slapped a physically violent patient, a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Aug. 26 (Chris P. Lane v. Riverview Hospital, No. 15-1118, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15822).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160909-015Z.)

Chris Lane, a black male, began working as a security guard at Riverview Hospital in 1999. He had an unblemished employment record until August 2012. That month, a 17-year-old male autistic patient started...
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