Judge Presses For Sex, Race Bias Probe Of BofA Branch

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 7:25 PM EST) -- A Washington magistrate judge recommended Tuesday that Bank of America NA be required to submit to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor into possible race and gender discrimination at a government-contracted North Carolina bank.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson struck down the bank's protest that the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance had singled the bank out for an audit in violation of its Fourth Amendment rights prohibiting illegal search and seizure.

The investigation would look into pay disparities based on race and...
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