Category Archives: Race-based discrimination

New Case Reminds Us of the Difficulty of Isolating Race Bias

A recent case from the local District Court, just affirmed by the Fourth Circuit (the opinion was by retired Justice O’Connor), emphasizes the difficulty of establishing discrimination in workplaces where the discrimination takes the form of “death by a thousand cuts.”  A Haitian worker, Geraldine Lauture, alleged that she was disciplined more severely than white...
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Is the Fourth Circuit Turning the Tide on Discrimination Cases?

Yesterday the Fourth Circuit overturned, partially, an employer win at the trial court.  The case came up in the context of a racial harassment case involving several African-American employees.  In the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v Xerxes Corporation, The EEOC sued on behalf of several named employees and a class of people affected by...
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