Kaplan Credit Checks Hurt Black Job Applicants: EEOC

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 5:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Kaplan Higher Education Inc. on Tuesday over its rejection of job candidates based on their credit histories, claiming the practice has had a disparate impact on a class of black job seekers.

In a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the EEOC claimed Kaplan's use of credit history as a criterion for employment selection is discriminatory not only because it has a disparate impact on blacks, but also because it is not...
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