Docket Nos. 105517, 105518 cons.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
SANGAMON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, Appellee, v.
THE ILLINOIS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION et al.,
Opinion filed April 16, 2009.
JUSTICE BURKE delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Thomas and Kilbride
concurred in the judgment and opinion.
Justice Karmeier dissented, with opinion, joined by Justice
Justice Freeman took no part in the decision.
Donna Feleccia, a records clerk with the Sangamon County
sheriff’s department (Sheriff’s Department), filed a charge of sexual
harassment and retaliation against the Sheriff’s Department and Ron
Yanor, a sergeant. Yanor was a supervisor in the Sheriff’s Department
but was not Feleccia’s supervisor.
Following a hearing, an administrative law judge (ALJ) concluded
that Feleccia failed to establish her claims and recommended that the
claims be dismissed with prejudice. The Illinois Human Rights