August 28, 2017 / 9:02 PM / a year ago

7th Circuit rejects bias lawsuit against Freedom Mortgage

Mortgage lender Freedom Mortgage Corp does not have to face a discrimination lawsuit accusing it of dismissing a black employee after holding him to a higher standard than whites, a federal appeals court ruled.

In a decision on Friday affirming a lower court, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the former employee, Joseph Reed, did not support his claims that the bank discriminated against him by terminating him for tardiness and absenteeism when whites with attendance problems were not dismissed.

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