The employee's job was to assist pro se litigants in the Legal Self-Help Center. Some of the litigants became abusive and one even spat on her. She asked to create a barrier between her and the public such as a counter.
However, the Seventh Circuit held that: (1) the employee failed to produce any evidence that her race played role in denying her a partition; and (2) the record showed that the employer treated her same as her white co-workers performing same job. Similarly, as to the ADA claim, the Seventh Circuit held that the employee failed to establish any ADA claim, where: (1) she failed to produce evidence indicating that she requested any accommodation based on her disability; and (2) she failed to provide defendant with any medical evidence that would link her requested alterations of her work area to her chronic fatigue syndrome disability. Thus, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the District Court.