White Atty Sues Health Agency Over Minority GC Hire

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT) -- A white attorney for the Boston Public Health Commission on Friday accused her employer of violating state and federal discrimination laws by hiring a less-experienced minority candidate to fill the agency's general counsel role.

Christine Hayes's lawsuit filed in Massachusetts federal court contends the Boston health department passed her over for the promotion in favor of a black woman who had fewer years of legal experience than required for the counsel position, and that executive director Barbara Ferrer even acknowledged the winning applicant's lack of experience...
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