Court Rules Teacher Was Victim of Bias
A Lebanese-born teacher who claimed that an Alaska school district discriminated against her because of her national origin was unlawfully denied a permanent teaching position, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision against Nada Raad.
Raad filed a complaint in 1993 with the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights alleging discrimination. The district court erred when it failed to consider evidence most favorable to her, the appeals court found in reversing all but one of the earlier findings.