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Please demote me — Employer bucks policy, prompting reverse discrimination case


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Abstract: Most employees don’t ask to be demoted. But when an employer’s policy is to demote problematic workers rather than terminate them, submitting a demotion request makes a little more sense. This article discusses a case in which a worker was terminated rather than demoted. Noting that several employees of different races were allowed to take demotions, she sued, alleging reverse discrimination. This article explains why the Seventh Circuit ruled against her, while a sidebar looks at a different case with different results. Citation: Good v. University of Chicago Medical Center, No. 11-2679, March 12, 2012 (7th Cir.); Hague v. Thompson Distribution Co., No. 05-1654, Feb. 7, 2006 (7th Cir.)

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