Personnel Hiring Decision Leads to Race-Based Discrimination June 23, 2022 A female applied for one of three vacancies and was selected by department management for one of the positions. Human resources failed to approve the hire and selected an applicant of a different race even though the selected applicant was less qualified based upon application test scores and references. An investigation found substantial evidence to believe the employer’s hiring decision was based on race. A substantial evidence determination was issued on June 3, 2021. Respondent asserted it had a bona fide nondiscriminatory reason not to hire Complainant. Following extensive research, it was determined that there was insufficient evidence to rebut the Respondent’s claim. As of March 31, 2022, the case was pending closure.