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Dollar General Beats Disability Discrimination Claims on Appeal

March 25, 2020, 9:07 PM

Dollar General isn’t liable for discriminating against a former district manager with cancer, the Seventh Circuit affirmed.

Carl Castetter underwent treatment for colon and liver cancer. The company fired him, claiming he was unwilling to take responsibility for and remedy policy violations in his stores, including insufficiently trained employees, a cash discrepancy, and a failure to process background checks and other documents.

Castetter claimed this was a pretext, and the company’s true motive was disability discrimination. He testified that his supervisors made mocking and demeaning comments that showed discriminatory animus. One allegedly said he’d work Castetter “until he dropped” and...

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