Court gives college a lesson in Management 101

The federal appeals court in New Orleans recently revived a community college instructor's race and national origin discrimination claims after they were dismissed by the trial court. The court's opinion is educational for all employers. Allowing supervisors carte blanche in making adverse employment decisions and accepting their recommendations without any process or procedure for verifying the basis for their decisions can expose you to discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This case gives us the opportunity to review best practices when it comes to implementing appropriate checks and balances on supervisory authority so you can minimize your risk of such claims.

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