Alleged Discriminator Withdraws Nomination for Employee Discrimination Panel | Talking Points Memo

We reported a couple of weeks ago on one David Palmer’s nomination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Palmer, who heads the employee litigation section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, had left a number of career employees dismayed with his handling of the section — namely its official direction (away from protecting minorities from discrimination) and his personal leadership (treating subordinates with “disdain and contempt”). The former employees also noted in their letter opposing his nomination that Palmer was also the subject of at least one employment discrimination complaint.

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