Editor: Jane Pfeifle
Native-American BIA employee can't prove race discrimination claim
From: South Dakota Employment Law Letter on 2013-02-01
A Native-American employee sued the U.S. Department of the Interior, claiming race-based employment discrimination. The government asked the court to dismiss his claims, arguing he wasn't terminated from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) police force based on his status as a Native American and he failed to demonstrate a prima facie, or minimally sufficient, case of discrimination under the McDonnell Douglas burden- shifting test. Let's take a closer look at the case. Read More...