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From the Law Blogs - week ending October 8, 2016

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Posted in Wolters Kluwer's WorkDayhttp://www.employmentlawdaily.com/ 

Supervisor’s bias against Hispanic or overweight employees supports non-selection claim


Although a close call, a federal court in the District of Columbia found that an Hispanic employee who described herself as having “a body size which may be perceived by some as being overweight” established a fact issue as to whether Fannie Mae’s rationale for passing her over for a VP position in favor of a slender Caucasian woman was pretextual. One view of the evidence, said the court, was that the senior VP who drove the hiring process harbored biases toward Hispanic and overweight employees and selected the successful candidate not because she was more qualified but because she fit the demographic and personal appearance mold. Accordingly, the court denied summary judgment against the employee’s non-selection claims alleging racial discrimination under Section 1981 and racial and personal appearance discrimination under the D.C. Human Rights Act (Lapera v. Federal National Mortgage Association dba Fannie Mae).

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