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Preston v. Wisconsin Health Fund

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
397 F.3d 539 (7th Cir. 2005)


Facts

Jay Preston (plaintiff) was a dentist employed by the Wisconsin Health Fund (the Fund) (defendant) and served as the director of the Fund’s dental clinic. The Fund’s chief executive officer, Bruce Trojak, fired Preston and hired a female dentist, Linda Hamilton. Preston sued the Fund, claiming that Trojak favored Hamilton due to Trojak’s romantic involvement with Hamilton and that this favoritism constituted sex discrimination against men in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. The district court found that there was no discrimination and granted summary judgment in favor of the Fund.

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