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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Rinella & Rinella

401 F. Supp. 175 (1975)

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Rinella & Rinella

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

401 F. Supp. 175 (1975)

Facts

Arlene Nagy was a secretary at the law firm of Rinella & Rinella (Rinella) (defendant). Rinella had 11 secretarial and clerical employees. There were also six to eight attorneys associated with Rinella. Rinella assigned work to the attorneys and determined their salaries. After Nagy was fired from Rinella, she filed a sex-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (plaintiff). The EEOC brought suit, asserting that Rinella violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Rinella filed a motion to dismiss.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Will, J.)

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