FBI Agent Says Promotion Process Rigged Against Moms

Law360 (October 16, 2020, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A Tampa, Florida-based FBI agent sued the Justice Department on Friday alleging she was knocked out of the running for two promotions because the requirements are designed to benefit men and discriminate against women with child care responsibilities.

Special agent Shannon Muldrow told a D.C. federal court that for both supervisory roles she went for, upper management had a preselected male candidate in mind and unfairly manipulated the travel requirements for the roles to make sure she — a mother of three minor children with limited travel ability — wouldn't qualify.

"This is a disparate treatment and disparate impact case brought...

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