After Kaplan Loss, EEOC May Need To Rethink Credit Check Suits

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 2:31 PM EST) -- The recent dismissal of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission race bias suit against Kaplan Inc. bodes ill for the EEOC's chances of winning future suits over the use of credit checks in hiring and may make the agency wary of pursuing such cases, lawyers say.

The Kaplan case was filed in December 2010, about two months after the EEOC held a public meeting exploring the use of credit checks as a hiring tool — a practice critics say can have a disparate impact on black...
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