EEOC Fails To Show Systematic Bias At Bass Pro, Judge Says

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge threw out most of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s racial bias suit against sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC on Thursday, finding the EEOC failed to make its case for a pattern or practice of discrimination.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison held that the EEOC’s evidence of a “handful of racist incidents,” however disturbing, didn’t support the agency’s allegations of a company-wide pattern or practice of discrimination.

The EEOC lodged its suit in September, accusing Springfield, Mo.-based Bass...
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