Bloomberg Law
Jan. 20, 2021, 10:42 PMUpdated: Jan. 22, 2021, 3:09 PM

Electrolux Lawyer Says Diversity Push Cost Him Top Job (Correct)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

An in-house lawyer with Electrolux NA Inc. was denied promotion from interim general counsel to the permanent post because he is a man and the company and its Swedish parent were in the midst of a diversity-fueled push to elevate women into leadership roles, he alleged Wednesday in a federal lawsuit.

“Electrolux AB publicly expressed its discriminatory preference for female leadership/managerial candidates by establishing targets and quotas to substantially increase the percentage of women in leadership/managerial positions by the end of 2020,” Sal Kafiti says.

The company expressed that preference for “sex/gender as a distinguishing and beneficial characteristic” in a ...

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