Lindeman v. Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, No. 17-3067 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for St. Luke's in an action brought by a former employee, alleging discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The court held that plaintiff failed to show that St. Luke's reason for his termination was pretext for unlawful discrimination. In this case, St. Luke's terminated plaintiff for his disclosure of confidential information in violation of hospital policies. The court also held that plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies on that claim, and he could not pursue it in federal court.
Court Description: Shepherd, Author, with Colloton and Stras, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Employment discrimination. Plaintiff failed to show that defendant's proffered reason for his discharge was pretextual, and the district court did not err in granting defendant summary judgment on plaintiff's ADA discrimination count; plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies with respect to his ADA failure-to-accommodate claim.