DC Can't Escape Contractors' Race Bias Suit, Judge Rules

Law360 (November 2, 2020, 10:18 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that four former contractors can press on with part of their racial bias lawsuit against the government of Washington, D.C., saying there are still live disputes over whether the city had enough control over their jobs to be liable under federal civil rights law.

In an opinion issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden rejected the city's argument that because the workers were independent contractors and not employees, it should not have to face their lawsuit alleging that an official at the Department of Employment Services systematically favored workers of South Asian or Tamil-Indian descent on...

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