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Boston Court Worker Lacks Retaliation, Race, Disability Claims

Oct. 19, 2021, 4:23 PM

A Black court officer in Boston failed to show he was fired in retaliation for his persistent complaints about race and national origin discrimination in the selection of a White co-worker for a promotion, the First Circuit ruled.

Hector M. Jenkins, an immigrant from Costa Rico, was a housing specialist department officer and mediator with the city’s housing court for more than 23 years. He was terminated in July 2016. He complained at the time to his superiors, court administrators, and others involved in the hiring process about the 2005 choice of Michael Neville to replace the outgoing chief housing ...

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