EEOC Asks 7th Circ. To Revive Merrill Brokers' Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 26, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the Seventh Circuit on Monday it supported the revival of a putative class action claiming Bank of America Corp. underpaid black financial advisers in retention bonuses when it acquired Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.

In an amicus brief supporting the plaintiffs' efforts to overturn an Illinois federal court's dismissal of the lawsuit, the EEOC said the appeal raised important questions about the scope of a provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights acts, which states that an employer...
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