Labor Secretary Nominee Accused Of Bias In DOJ Role

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A whistleblower attorney on Monday urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to delay Thomas Perez's confirmation as secretary of labor, saying he intends to file a class action accusing Perez of workplace bias in his current position at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Perez, who has served as the head of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division since 2009, was tapped by President Barack Obama to head the U.S. Department of Labor on March 15, and his confirmation has since become enmeshed in larger Senate battles over the president's nominees.

But in a letter to the Reid, attorney David Weber of Goodwin Weber...

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