Nonprofits, Profs Urge Redo In 2nd Circ. Ex-Felon Bias Ruling

Law360 (October 16, 2020, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit's ruling that national criminal justice statistics are insufficient to support claims of a company's discrimination against applicants with felony convictions will disproportionately harm workers of color, a collection of public interest groups and criminologists supporting rehearing the case told the appeals court.

In two amicus briefs filed on Thursday, social science professors and 25 public interest groups led by the National Employment Law Project and Youth Represent argued the September ruling ignored racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system and would make it harder for minority workers to bring discrimination lawsuits over being denied jobs because they...

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