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Employee Promotion Lessons From Hussain V. FedEx

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 12:07 PM EDT) -- A seemingly straightforward summary judgment win for Federal Express Corp. instead led to a reversal by the Seventh Circuit and two subsequent trials. The primary reasons? A manager's comment that the female plaintiff should "be more Indian" and his track record of only promoting men. In the end, FedEx prevailed on all fronts.

In Hussain v. Federal Express Corporation, a female employee of Indian descent claimed that her failure to be promoted was motivated by her sex and/or national origin. During a performance review meeting following her...
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