Illinois Professor Gives Reverse Discrimination Claim the Old College Try

Nov 18, 2015

Most employers know they can’t discriminate against applicants and employees based on their race, whatever it may be. And many employers understand that having family members hire, fire, and supervise other family members can create conflicts of interest in the workplace. But often, there’s a difference between book smarts and street smarts. In a recent case, Northern Illinois University (NIU) reminds us that even the smartest people in the room can make missteps but that sometimes, it isn’t too late to correct them.

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This article was written by Kelly Smith Haley who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. She can be reached at [email protected].