Davis Polk Sustains Racial Bias Suit Win In 2nd Circ.

By Christopher Crosby (November 21, 2017, 6:22 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling that there was no evidence Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP discriminated against Hispanic employees by paying their white workers more, finding a web editor failed to establish a causal connection between her failure to land a promotion and racial discrimination.

Circuit Judges Rosemary S. Pooler, Debra Ann Livingston and Denny Chin affirmed a New York federal court's September 2016 decision to grant Davis Polk summary judgment. The circuit judges, like the federal court, found there was no evidence to suggest the BigLaw firm's decision not to promote Eunice Martinez to managerial status was motivated by race,...

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