6th Circuit: Eye Doctor’s Title VII Claims Fail As She Was Partner, Not Employee

(June 7, 2016, 2:35 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — An ophthalmologist’s federal gender bias and retaliation claims fail as she was a partner in the practice she sued and may not bring a claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled May 16 (Barbara Jean Bowers, M.D. v. The Ophthalmology Group LLP, No. 14-6196, 6th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 9092).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160610-013Z.)

Barbara Bowers, an ophthalmologist, joined The Ophthalmology Group LLP as an employee in 1999. In 2002,...
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