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3rd Circ. Says US Marshals Not Employer In Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 6:45 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit affirmed dismissal Friday of a suit alleging the U.S. Marshals Service violated Title VII by failing a job applicant on her background check because of a suit her friend filed five years earlier, saying the applicant applied for a job with a contractor that works with the Marshals and not the service itself.

The unanimous panel rejected court security officer applicant Ruby Urgent’s argument that Title VII should not be restricted only to those who “literally” apply to work at a federal agency,...
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