EEOC Loses Appeal In Theft Convict's Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has lost an appeal to revive a race bias suit against Con-Way Freight Inc., despite the company's having told the black job seeker it worried about having to deal with the NAACP if she were hired.

Even if Con-Way's hiring manager had not made racist remarks, candidate Roberta M. Hollins' prior theft convictions would have made her impossible to hire under company policy, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit said Wednesday in a...
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