EEOC Appeals Loss Of Background Check Bias Case

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 5:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission appealed to the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday a Maryland federal judge's dismissal of a suit alleging event planner Freeman’s background checks on would-be employees discriminated against applicants based on race and gender.

The EEOC's notice of appeal of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Titus — who said the commission failed to prove Freeman's policy kept a disproportionately high number of male, black and Hispanic job seekers from landing jobs — was submitted the day before a filing deadline...
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