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Bordelon v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago
Citation:811 F.3d 984 (2016)
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On January 28, 2011, the Local School Council in charge of Kozminski Community Academy voted to not renew the contract of long-tenured principal Lionel Bordelon. Bordelon, who was 63 at the time, believed that his supervisor and Chief Area Officer for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago manipulated and exercised undue influence over the Council’s decision. Bordelon alleges that Coates did so because of his age, which, if true, would violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Bordelon points to the affidavit of Clarice Berry, president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. Berry’s affidavit stated that Coates treated older principals including plaintiff, in a discriminatory manner.
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