Glenview, Illinois (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
Borek & Associates, P.C. announced today that it filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois, Civil Action No. 1:14-CV-06079, earlier this month on behalf of current Northwestern University police officer Ms. Katarzyna Kramarz.
The lawsuit charges Defendant, Northwestern University, with racial and gender discrimination, violation of due process and breach of contract. This is the second federal lawsuit the firm filed against Northwestern University. Mr. Mitchell Webber filed a previous suit in the Northern District of Illinois, Civil Action No. 1:13-CV-5233.
Ms. Kramarz' complaint alleges that minority police officers are given preferential treatment. Grievances against minority police officers are addressed and resolved within the chain of command of the Northwestern University Police Department, with their minority supervisors.
However, Plaintiff alleged in her complaint that she was not given the same opportunity to resolve her issues through the chain of command treatment outlined in Northwestern University’s employee handbook. Instead, Plaintiff's complaint states that her issues were escalated immediately to Northwestern University’s human resources department, which allegedly employs an arbitrary and flawed grievance procedure.
Per the facts alleged in each respective complaint, the officers were summarily suspended, reassigned to less desirable positions and issued final written warnings, a prelude to dismissal. The complaints allege that charges against the police officers were based on a single accuser’s unsubstantiated allegations.