Black Ethiopian Dental Worker Lacks Proof of Bias, Retaliation

May 31, 2022, 7:43 PM

A Black Ethiopian dental assistant in Indiana who said race and national origin bias caused her low performance ratings and denial of a merit-based pay raise failed to back her claims, the Seventh Circuit ruled Tuesday.

Lily Abebe also lacked proof that the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County put her on a performance improvement plan in retaliation for contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about the alleged bias, the court said.

The corporation, which does business as Eskenazi Health, showed that Abebe’s low job ratings in 2018 were due to her workplace communications issues, the US Court of …

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