TSA Dodges Race Bias Claims In Demoted Officer's Suit

Law360 (February 27, 2018, 5:06 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security a quick win in a Filipino man's lawsuit accusing the Transportation Security Administration of exercising race and national origin bias in reviewing and demoting him, saying the evidence he presented doesn't constitute adverse employment actions taken against him.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez ruled Manuel Lichauco's cited TSA performance reviews, letters outlining areas of improvement and proposal to terminate him do not count as adverse actions unless they would dissuade an employee from engaging in protected activity. She also rejected his claim that the TSA discriminated against him...

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)


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Date Filed

April 25, 2016

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