QUINTON CLOVIS V. TENNESSEE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 21, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Quinton Clovis, Nashville, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andre´e S. Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Eugenie B. Whitesell, No. 15911, Senior Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, The Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

This appeal arises from a complaint filed with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission in which Plaintiff alleged he was denied public accommodation at the Metropolitan Public Library in violation of the Tennessee Human Rights Act. Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 4- 21-301 and -501. More specifically, Plaintiff contended that the Library discriminated against him based on his Christian beliefs and in retaliation for filing a previous religious discrimination complaint against the Library. After conducting an investigation, the Commission found no reasonable basis for Plaintiff’s claim. Plaintiff appealed the Commission’s decision to the Davidson County Chancery Court. Following a hearing, the chancery court upheld the decision of the Commission. This appeal followed. We affirm.

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