Bloomberg Law
April 22, 2013, 4:00 AM

Police Officer May Advance Sex Bias Claim,
Court Holds, Questioning Low Interview Score

An Antioch, Ill., police officer is entitled to a jury trial on her claim of sex discrimination after a former police chief failed to promote her to sergeant or transfer her to a detective position, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled April 18 (Geraty v. Antioch).

Denying summary judgment to the village of Antioch, the court decided that Dawn Geraty presented sufficient evidence of potentially discriminatory animus behind then-chief James Foerster’s decision not to promote her to sergeant.

Specifically, Geraty claimed violations of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, alleging her ...