In 2016, a public employer sought a new Health Commissioner. They thought they had found the ideal candidate. Her resumé stated that she held a master’s degree in Public Health and had experience as a licensed sanitation. The candidate nailed the interview. Ultimately, the employer hired her for the Health Commissioner position because of her “excellent” resumé and interview.
Or so it thought.
Fast forward seven years, and an Ohio federal court had a heavily contested dispute before it. The plaintiff (formerly the Health Commissioner) claimed that the defendant, her former employer, fired her because of her race. On