Chamber Backs Freeman In EEOC Race, Gender Bias Suit

Law360, New York (April 10, 2014, 5:27 PM ET) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce backed event services company Freeman Wednesday in a Fourth Circuit fight with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, arguing that the agency's race and gender bias suit over background checks on would-be Freeman employees was rightly tossed.

The EEOC is challenging — and the chamber wants the appeals court to affirm — a Maryland federal judge's August decision tossing a putative class action in which the agency claimed that Dallas-based Freeman's use of credit history as a hiring criterion had a disparate...
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