6th Circ. Poised To Weigh EEOC Credit Check Case

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit is set to hear oral arguments Thursday in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's appeal of the dismissal of its lawsuit alleging Kaplan Inc.'s use of credit checks in hiring disproportionately affected blacks, a case that will test the agency's ability to bring large-scale cases over background check policies.

The agency is seeking to overturn U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Gaughan's January decision to grant summary judgment to the test prep company in the EEOC's suit alleging its use of credit checks as a screening...
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