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Disengagement, not race, prompted termination (access required)

Where a chief merchandizing officer reacted negatively to criticism and became disengaged following a leadership assessment of Lowe’s senior leaders, Lowe’s prevailed on claims that his termination was based on race discrimination. Background In February 2017, Michael Jones, formerly the Chief Merchandising Officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc., filed a three-count complaint, alleging Lowe’s violated 42 U.S.C. § ...