Client Denied Promotion in Ethnic and Religious Discrimination Case

FH+H Partner Kevin Byrnes and Senior Associate Samuel Adelmann are currently litigating a case of ethnic and religious discrimination for a federal employee who was denied a promotion.

The client, who is of Mexican descent, was repeatedly attacked because of her ethnicity. For example, on the first day of her employment, she found an oversized sombrero in her office.

The employee was then passed over for promotion, for a position to which she was eminently qualified for an employee who claimed to be a clergy member, and who ministered to the recommending supervisor, who apparently shared his religious faith.

During the discovery phase of the case, it was further revealed that the selectee and the recommending supervisor had exchanged emails professing their love for one another.

The case is currently being litigated before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Read about FH+H’s Litigation and Investigations practice group here.

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