MSG To Pay $1.3M To End Criminal Background Check Suit

By Kevin Stawicki (June 25, 2019, 8:56 PM EDT) -- Madison Square Garden has reached a $1.3 million deal to end claims it used criminal conviction background checks from credit reporting agencies to deny employment to minority job applicants with criminal records without investigating the reports or giving prospective employees a chance to dispute them.

The job applicants asked a New York federal judge on Monday to sign off on the deal, which requires the sports and entertainment giant to pay $200 to each of the 389 applicants who say they were denied employment due to the content of their background check and denied a copy of the report in violation...

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