Barclays Center Settles Suit Over Biased Background Checks

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The Barclays Center has settled a proposed class action in New York federal court brought by job applicants alleging one of its food service providers used a discriminatory criminal history screening policy to deny positions to qualified applicants, with the vendor agreeing to hire workers it had denied and to revise its background check policy with the help of a psychology expert.

Felipe Kelly, who sued the arena along with the food service provider and one of its subsidiaries in August 2017 claiming that his conditional employment offer was taken away based on his criminal history, asked the Eastern District of...

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