In July of 2019, ADH Member Les Alderman won an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for Sunday Iyoha, on Mr. Iyoha’s national origin discrimination claim against the Architect of the Capitol. The Client was rejected for a promotion by managers who had previously discriminated against him and others who spoke with foreign accents. After successfully winning the appeal, Mr. Alderman secured a favorable settlement from the Architect, which included, among other things, a promotion for Mr. Iyoha and a total payment of $330,000.
ADH Member, Les Alderman, on behalf of his client Sunday Iyoha, prevailed in an important appeal before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on a national origin discrimination claim. The client was rejected for a promotion by managers who had previously discriminated against him and others who spoke with foreign accents. The Court of Appeals agreed with many of Mr. Alderman’s arguments, including that biased managers can influence even unbiased interview panelists into making a discriminatory employment decisions. Read an article from Roll Call on the successful appeal here.