6th Circ. Urged Not To Reinstate EEOC Credit Check Suit

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Conservative groups urged the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday to rebuff the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's bid to revive a race discrimination suit over Kaplan Inc.'s use of credit checks in hiring, saying the case highlights the problems with disparate impact theory. 

The agency is appealing U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Gaughan's January decision to grant summary judgment to Kaplan in the EEOC's suit claiming that the test prep company's use of credit checks as a screening tool had a disparate impact on black job applicants and employees in violation...
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