U.S. bias law covers overseas employment applications, Coach tells DC Circ.

By Rachel Scharf (January 20, 2022, 12:46 PM EST) – A Trinidadian soccer coach turned down the head coaching gig at American University asked the DC Circuit on Wednesday to reinvigorate his racial discrimination lawsuit, arguing that federal discrimination laws cover non-nationals who apply for U.S. jobs while living abroad.

David Nakhid wants the appeals court to overturn a DC federal judge’s summary ruling releasing American from the coach’s 2019 lawsuit, which alleged the university failed to give him a fair chance because of his race , ethnic origin and national origin.

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in September that because Nakhid was not a U.S. citizen and applied…

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