FBI defeats religious bias by documenting agent's performance

Khalid Khowaja worked as a special agent (SA) for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a year and a half before being terminated. He claimed he was let go because he is Muslim and sued for religious discrimination. The FBI, however, pointed to several instances during his employment when he demonstrated extremely poor judgment, an understandably important quality for an SA to possess. Ultimately, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings cover employers in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin) agreed with the FBI, noting that "the record conclusively reflects that Khowaja had ongoing judgment-related issues" and further underscoring the well-known mantra "Document, document, document!" Let's take a closer look at the case.

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