An employee was a victim of unlawful discrimination under Title VII when he experienced racism on the job. Thereafter, the employee filed an internal complaint with his company. The company’s response to the complaint was illegal retaliation.
The company failed. However, the EEOC sued another successor company for the illegal discrimination. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concluded that the successor company was liable for the illegal discrimination. This, in large part, was because the successor company was on notice of the first company’s potential liability for the illegal retaliation.