DC Circ. Revives Race Discrimination Claim Against HHS

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday partially revived a suit accusing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of racially discriminating against an African-American employee, ruling her claim that she was denied a promotion because of her race must be decided by a jury.

According to the three-judge panel, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton had correctly granted summary judgment to HHS on Vernard Evans’ claim that a white employee wrongfully won a promotion to an executive assistant position role despite a hiring freeze, but should...
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