JB Hunt Settles EEOC Claim Over Criminal Screening Policy

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Transportation company J.B. Hunt has agreed to settle a race discrimination charge filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by bringing its hiring policies in line with the EEOC's recent guidance on criminal background checks, the agency announced Friday.

The settlement follows conciliation between the EEOC and J.B. Hunt over claims that an African-American job candidate was denied a truck driver position at a J.B. Hunt facility in San Bernardino, Calif., in 2009 based on a criminal conviction record that the agency asserts was unrelated...
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