Va. Hospital Dodges Nigerian Doctor's Race Bias Claims

Law360 (September 21, 2018, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal court on Thursday tossed a discrimination suit filed by a Nigerian doctor accusing his employer of retaliating against him based on his race and nationality, finding that the doctor, an H-1B visa recipient, had not plausibly alleged that the hospital mistreats its immigrant physicians in violation of civil rights laws.

U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser held that Dr. Chijioke Kingsley Ofoche had not adequately stated a claim for relief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race or natural origin. The judge found instead that Ofoche’s allegations that Apogee...

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