Jan. 2012: Madia Law settles racial discrimination and workers’ compensation retaliation case against Fortune 500 company
By Ashwin Madia, Attorney, on January 17, 2012
Posted in Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), Minnesota State District Court, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, ticker, Workers Compensation Retaliation, Wrongful Termination
This was a case in which an Asian American manager was chosen for termination pursuant to a reduction in force by his employer. In hard economic times, employers sometimes need to cut back in their workforce, and there’s nothing illegal about that. The issue in this case, though, was that the employer chose this particular manager for termination, despite the fact that he had more experience, better performance reviews, and better attendance than his only peer.