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Employment law: benightedness not unlawful

Here's the ever-quotable Judge Easterbrook, in an August case entitled Yindee v. CCH Inc., 458 F.3d 599, 18 A.D. Cases 417 (7th Cir. 08/11/2006)(via Michael Fox):

It is not enough to demonstrate that the employer was mistaken, inconsiderate, short-fused, or otherwise benighted; none of those possibilities violates federal law. See Forrester v. Rauland-Borg Corp., No. 05-4650 (7th Cir. June 29, 2006) (collecting authority); Pollard v. Rea Magnet Wire Corp., 824 F.2d 557 (7th Cir. 1987). Poor personnel management receives its comeuppance in the market rather than the courts.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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