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"Statements About Employee's Accent May Be Direct Evidence of Discrimination," Law.com

In this article published on Law.com, Partners Carla J. Rozycki and David K. Haase, Co-Chairs of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice, discuss a recent decision in the Sixth Circuit in which the court ruled an employer's negative statements about an employee's accent may be deemed to be direct evidence of discrimination, requiring the employer to demonstrate that it would have taken the adverse action even absent the discriminatory motive.