Census Bureau Faces Suit Over Race Bias In Hiring

Law360, New York (April 13, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Two job applicants launched a proposed class action Tuesday accusing the U.S. Census Bureau of unlawfully screening out all job seekers with arrest records, a policy they claim disproportionately affects blacks, Latinos and Native Americans.

The plaintiffs, Eugene Johnson and Evelyn Houser, filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that the hiring practices the Census Bureau used to hire more than 1 million temporary workers violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act because black, Latino and...
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