DC Circ. Partially Revives DHS Employee's Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A D.C. Circuit panel on Friday partially overturned a lower court’s decision tossing the race bias suit of an African-American employee of the Department of Homeland Security, finding he had administratively exhausted his claims alleging a discriminatory performance review and later suspension.

The panel reversed in part and affirmed in part a district court’s decision to dismiss James Crawford’s suit against acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine C. Duke alleging race discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment. While the lower court tossed the suit on the grounds...
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