DOJ Fines Arnold & Porter For Citizenship Hiring Bias

Law360 (July 23, 2020, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Arnold & Porter and a legal staffing agency have agreed to pay nearly $60,000 to resolve claims that they illegally screened applicants based on their citizenship status while recruiting for a project two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

The department said the legal powerhouse broke federal immigration laws when it directed Law Resources Inc. not to hire non-U.S. citizens or dual citizens for a temporary job at Arnold & Porter in the fall of 2018. The international firm issued the directive because it had misinterpreted federal data access regulations and believed that only U.S. citizens without other...

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