5th Circuit: Press Line Lead Failed To Prove Race Bias, Retaliation

5th Circuit: Press Line Lead Failed To Prove Race Bias, Retaliation

NEW ORLEANS - A former press line lead failed to prove that racial bias or retaliation caused him to be demoted during a force reduction or that several incidents at the plant that did not directly involve him resulted in a hostile work environment, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 2, upholding a trial court's rejection of the plaintiff's claims (Crist Brew v. Weyerhaeuser NR Company, No. 12-31096, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 13544).

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