Suit Calls Accenture Background Checks Race-Biased

Law360, New York (April 8, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A Latino former contract technical support worker who says Accenture LLP rescinded a job offer after discovering a decade-old vehicular homicide conviction filed a putative class action Thursday claiming the consulting firm's criminal background checks unfairly harm black and Latino workers.

According to the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a human resources worker at Accenture informed Roberto J. Arroyo that it was company to fire employees and rescind offers to job applicants if a background check turned...
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