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Manager's 'Insensitive' Jeer Not Race Bias, Judge Says

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Although remarks made to a black former Save the Children employee were "awkward" and "insensitive," they weren't bad enough to keep alive her suit alleging she was mistreated at work and ultimately fired because of her race, a Washington D.C. federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden awarded summary judgment to Save the Children, a nonprofit charity that seeks to help kids in need worldwide, over claims brought by former employee M. Isabel Varnado that she was subjected to a hostile work environment because of her race in violation of Title VII.

The judge concluded that the comments Varnado...

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Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


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Date Filed

April 3, 2018

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