Ian Cooper Wins Discrimination and Retaliation Case for Southern Illinois University

Apr 19, 2024

Ian Cooper has won a case brought under Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act brought by a former faculty member at Southern Illinois University.  The former employee claimed that he was terminated on the basis of his national origin, race, and age, and in retaliation for making complaints.  On March 31, 2024, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted the University summary judgment on all claims.

Higher Education – Tueth Keeney maintains one of the largest and most successful higher education law groups in the Midwest. Our higher education practice includes representation of numerous colleges and universities throughout Missouri and Illinois.  The attorneys in the Firm’s higher education group provide a full range of services to colleges and universities, ranging from day-to-day counseling on legal issues, to representation in complex litigation.

Ian P. Cooper is a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Ian practices in the areas of employment law, higher education law, and litigation and regularly serves as lead trial and appellate counsel in significant employment lawsuits, including class actions and other complex litigation. Ian has been elected a Fellow in both the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and in Litigation Counsel of America.  He has also been named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Ian was named the 2022 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year in Labor and Employment Litigation by Best Lawyers.