Scientist's Retaliation Claims Survive In Racial Bias Suit

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday ruled that a former Indium research scientist can move forward with allegations he was retaliated against and ultimately fired for complaining of racial bias against Asian people, though she tossed his discrimination claims.

U.S. District Judge Brenda K. Sannes said in her order that Weiping Liu, a Chinese American research metallurgist, failed to demonstrate that the explanation the Indium Corp. of America gave for his firing was merely a cover for discrimination against Asian people. Ultimately, Liu’s discrimination claims failed to pass muster under the burden-shifting framework established by the U.S. Supreme Court in...

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