Promoter Escapes EEOC's Background-Check Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Friday tossed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's putative class action against event promoter Freeman, saying the commission couldn't prove the company’s use of credit and criminal background checks in its hiring process discriminated against candidates based on race and gender.

U.S. District Judge Roger Titus said the suit — part of a string of recent discrimination cases the commission has brought against employers, including the BMW Group, for taking candidates' credit and criminal histories into account in hiring decisions —...
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