Bloomberg Law
Aug. 21, 2023, 7:47 PM

Education Department Lawyer Loses Sex Bias Suit Over Remote Work

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The Department of Education defeated claims by an attorney in its Office of Civil Rights over her requests to transfer or work remotely while her husband was considering a job offer in Philadelphia and after her family moved there.

The ruling by the US District Court for the District of Columbia turned on an issue on which employment discrimination claims often falter. Judith Risch failed to show the reasons given for the denial of her request to transfer from the OCR’s D.C. office to its Philadelphia office and the denials of her two requests to be allowed to mostly telework ...

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