Macy's To Pay $1.8M Over Minority Background Checks

By Mike LaSusa (September 3, 2020, 11:01 PM EDT) -- Macy's Inc. has agreed to pay $1.8 million and reform its background check practices to resolve a class action alleging the practices had unlawfully disproportionate impacts on minority workers, according to a request for the deal's approval lodged Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

The bid for preliminary approval of the deal was filed by a class of New York City applicants who were denied employment between September 2017 and January 2020 because they didn't consent to Macy's background check in their online applications.

The $1.8 million would go toward payouts to an estimated 1,200 class members, with the value of any...

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