Calif. Agency Violated Title VII With SSN Question, Judge Says

By Kevin Penton (July 22, 2015, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation discriminated against a Mexican immigrant by disqualifying him from a corrections officer job after he acknowledged he had once used a fake Social Security number, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Victor Guerrero alleged in his October 2014 complaint that the agency discriminated against him on the basis of his national origin and ancestry in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 14th Amendment's equal protection and due process clauses.

Following a six-day bench trial, U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted Guerrero's Title VII claims but dismissed his...

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