EEOC Certifies Class In US Marshals Race Bias Saga

By Braden Campbell (February 27, 2017, 8:13 PM EST) -- A judge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday certified a class of hundreds of black workers in a long-running suit alleging the U.S. Marshals Service systematically discriminates against black employees.

EEOC Administrative Judge Sharon E. Debbage Alexander certified a class of all current and former black deputy U.S. marshals and detention enforcement officers who were subject to the agency's promotion, hiring and recruitment policies between January 1994 and now.

The judge also set procedural deadlines, signaling to the class they may finally have their case heard nearly 23 years after it was filed, the workers' attorney Thomas Henderson...

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