Wednesday, August 03, 2005

employment - racial bias - retaliation - prima facie case

Spanish Council of York v. PHRC -- Commonwealth Court, July 20, 2005

Held, prima facie case of employment discrimination against white employee established when employer officials said that they wanted all employees to be Latino and that plaintff would be fired because he was white. Cause of termination inferred when adverse job action took place
close in time (8 days) to employee's participation in protected activity.

Donald Marritz, staff attorney
MidPenn Legal Services -Gettysburg