NY Arena Sued For Nixing Job Offer Over Criminal Record

By Adam Lidgett (August 7, 2017, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was hit on Friday with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that it uses a discriminatory criminal history screening policy that denies jobs to potential workers who are otherwise qualified applicants.

Felipe Kelly filed a complaint in New York federal court against Barclays Center, Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership and Levy's subsidiary Professional Sports Catering LLC, saying that he was qualified for a job he sought with the companies, but his conditional employment offer was taken away based on criminal history revealed by a background check. He brought the case on behalf of a...

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