7th Circ. Says Bias Laws Don't Allow 'Token Exception'

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Monday that anti-discrimination laws allow “no token exception” and that Kraft Foods Global Inc. couldn't dodge claims brought by two former employees just because another Hispanic employee wasn't subjected to discrimination in the same way.

The appeals court held that an Illinois federal court should not have granted summary judgment to Kraft on Title VII claims lodged by Jose Diaz and Ramon Pena after they were passed over for new jobs made available to employees whose positions were eliminated by outsourcing just...
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