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Shredded Docs Doom DOL's Bid To Beat Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 29, 2018, 9:15 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge on Friday declined to let the U.S. Department of Labor off the hook in a suit alleging it denied a black career employee a promotion because of his race, saying that interview notes a retired official shredded on her way out may have shown the worker was fit for the job.

Although worker Kenneth Elliott did not show that a white, male official spiked his candidacy or that the agency applied arbitrary criteria to disqualify him, a jury could have inferred that...
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Case Information

Case Title


Case Number



District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Rudolph Contreras

Date Filed

October 20, 2015

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