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Jury Says Disney World Discriminated Against Haitian Worker

Law360, New York (September 8, 2015, 3:41 PM EDT) -- An Orlando jury ruled Friday that Walt Disney World Resort denied a Haitian employee a promotion based on her national origin, although the worker will not see any monetary damages as a result of the discrimination case.

The jury found that Camelia Joseph, a black Haitian woman who works in Walt Disney World’s security department, was discriminated against based on her national origin when she applied for, and was was denied, a promotion to a management position within the department. But, because Disney’s affirmative defense — that Joseph would not have been promoted had the discrimination never occurred — was upheld,...

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