Peck v. Department of Human Rights, et al.

An employee filed an administrative complaint against a temporary employment agency that he alleged had discriminated against him based on his allergy to cigarette smoke.  The Human Rights Commission dismissed the complaint; Peck appealed.  The Appellate Court held that the employee had failed to establish that the agency’s proffered nondiscriminatory reasons for failing to place him were in fact pretextual.

600 N.E.2d 79, 234 Ill.App.3d 334, 175 Ill. Dec. 456 (Ill. App. 2 Dist. 1992).