Case: Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment (D.D.C.)

April 7, 2021, 7:23 PM

The National Organization for Women and its former president must face a lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 by the organization’s terminated Native American vice president alleging race discrimination and a hostile work environment, as well as a state law defamation claim, a federal court in the District of Columbia ruled. Questions remain as to whether NOW was a covered employer under Title VII when the alleged discrimination occurred, the court said, but the VP’s disparate treatment claim against NOW plausibly alleges that she was demoted, suspended, and ultimately discharged based on her race. She...

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