Circuit says no “token” exception in discrimination claim

Court reversed summary judgment in favor of Kraft

According to the 7th Circuit, favorable treatment of one member of a protected class does not excuse discrimination toward other members of that class.

In a recent case, four former Kraft Foods employees, who were Hispanic, claimed that while they worked for the company, their supervisor discriminated against them by assigning them undesirable responsibilities and hours, as well as making derogatory comments about their ethnicity. They also claim, when their roles were outsourced to a third party, the supervisor prevented them from applying for and obtaining positions within Kraft and at the other company.


Cathleen Flahardy

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