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Staffing Agency Can’t Allege Hospital’s Bias Against Worker

Sept. 8, 2017, 8:44 PM

A staffing agency can’t sue over a hospital’s alleged preference for Hispanic kitchen workers because corporations don’t have racial identities, a federal judge in Texas ruled Sept. 7.

White Glove Staffing Inc. sent Carolyn Clay, a black woman, to work as a prep cook at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. After a few days, the hospital asked White Glove to send someone else. According to the staffing agency, a hospital official said its head chef preferred Hispanic workers.

Some federal appeals courts have held that a corporation may acquire an imputed racial identity if, for example, it is certified as a...

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