EEOC Accuses Ky. Coal Mine Of Race Bias

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused an Alliance Resource Partners LP unit on Monday of refusing to hire a class of black applicants at a coal mine in Kentucky.

The suit, filed against River View Coal LLC on behalf of job applicant Shawn King, seeks to represent a class of black applicants but does not specify how many people it covers. Since August 2008, River View has refused to hire qualified black people to work as underground miners at its mine, located in Wavery, Ky.,...
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