Humana racial discrimination suit reinstated


Humana is facing a class action racial discrimination case brought by a former employee, reported Workforce Management. In the lawsuit, Kathryn Keys, who is African-American, claimed that Humana diminished her role and responsibilities after two reorganizations. Humana terminated Keys' employment in June 2008, citing a 2006 negative performance assessment. A district court initially dismissed the suit, concluding that Keys failed to establish a clear case of racial discrimination. However, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that "Keys adequately alleged the components of her claim and of her class action case, both of which now may be defined further through the discovery process." The case now has been remanded back to district court. Article