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Case: Discrimination/Coverage (D.C. Cir.)

Feb. 14, 2020, 10:13 PM

The D.C. Circuit rules that a black male Marine Corps veteran can’t sue the Navy Department for alleged discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act because that law doesn’t apply to uniformed service members, a decision that is in accordance with eight other federal appeals courts. Various sections of Title VII provisions covering federal employees make clear the law doesn’t extend to service members, the military has its own “substitute system” for addressing job discrimination against uniformed service members, and Congress over the last 40 years has never amended Title VII to address coverage of military department...

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