Bias Suit Over State-Mandated Criminal Screenings Allowed

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge last week refused to toss a disparate impact lawsuit brought against the Cincinnati Public Schools by workers who were fired as a result of background checks conducted pursuant to a state law that requires schools to terminate employees with certain convictions.  

U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel on April 24 denied the school district's motion to dismiss the suit lodged in September by a pair of workers who lost their jobs over decades old convictions, rejecting the argument that the district had...
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