Macy's Accused Of Bias With Background Checks At EEOC

Law360, Los Angeles (May 17, 2017, 7:34 PM EDT) -- Macy's Inc. was hit with a charge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a group that advocates for ex-inmates, which alleges the retailer's criminal background check policies are discriminatory, the group's lawyers at Outten & Golden LLP said Wednesday.

The Fortune Society, which works with ex-offenders to assist them in transitioning from incarceration to the outside world, filed an EEOC charge Monday against the retailer, saying the criminal background check policies and practices used to screen job applicants lead to discrimination, according to a statement.

The company is violating the Civil Rights Act and other laws when it fires...

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