9th Circ. Revives Raytheon Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (April 4, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday revived discrimination claims brought against government contractor Raytheon Co., finding that federal courts can consider employment discrimination claims against private companies that involve government security clearances.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a lower court's grant of summary judgment to Raytheon in a lawsuit brought by terminated Iranian engineer Hossein Zeinali, who accused the company of using his lack of a security clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense as a pretext for discrimination based on national...
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