Eliza's Case Summary

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Additionally, in order for Eliza to demonstrate that there was a causal connection between her complaint and her transfer, she must establish that her supervisor had actual knowledge of her complaints before they there retaliatory decision. Luckie, 389 F.3d 715. In this case, after Eliza filed a complaint with the EEO’s Office, she was confronted in the break room by Lieutenant Morgan. (C.26) During this confrontation, Lieutenant Morgan informed Eliza that she was surprised that Eliza filed a complaint with the EEO’s Office, and reminded her that troopers are evaluated based on how well they respect the chain of command. (C.27) Furthermore, Lieutenant Morgan also informed her that she could withdraw her EEO complaint if she decided to work through her issues. (C. 27) Because Lieutenant Morgan is a high-ranking official in District 18, it can be inferred that because she had knowledge of Eliza’s complaint, that the rest of the ranking officials also knew of her complaint. Therefore, Eliza is able to confirm that the ISP knew that Eliza filed a complaint with the EEO’s Office before they…show more content…
Boumehdi, 489 F.3d at 793. Eliza requested to be placed on light duty work on May 22, 2014. On May 24, 2014 her superiors informed her that there was no light duty work available. (C. 17) For two months, her superiors claimed that there was no light duty work available. However, Eliza filed a complaint with the EEO’s Office on July 11, 2014, and she was transferred on July 22, 2014. (C. 19,20) It is very suspicious, that for two months the ISP could not find Eliza work, but after she filed a complaint with the EEO’s Office, the ISP was able to find her a job in less than 10 days. Because it took the ISP a short time to find her a job after they claimed for two months that there were no jobs available, it is clear that there was a suspiciously short time between Eliza’s complaint and the adverse

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