EEOC Urges Revival Of Freeman Background Check Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 3:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday asked the Fourth Circuit to revive its race and gender discrimination suit over event planner Freeman’s background checks on would-be employees, saying a lower court was wrong to exclude its expert reports.

The agency lodged its opening brief in its appeal of U.S. District Judge Roger Titus' decision to grant summary judgment to Freeman on the EEOC's claims that the company's use of credit and criminal background screens in hiring had a disparate impact on black and male...
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