Target Prevails In Race Discrimination Suit

Law360 (August 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a victory for Target Corp., a federal appeals court has upheld an earlier finding that the retailer’s dismissal of a former employee based on his inadequate performance was legitimate and was not race-based.

Billeigh Riser Jr., an African-American, sued Target in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in 2003, alleging race discrimination in violation of federal and state laws.

In 2001, Riser was hired as an Executive Team Lead In Training (ETL–IT) to work the overnight shift at Target's Apple Valley, Minn....
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