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Split 5th Circ. Denies Bass Pro Discrimination Rehearing Bid

Law360, New York (May 1, 2017, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Bass Pro Outdoor World’s bid for a rehearing of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's suit alleging the retailer discriminated against minorities when hiring was denied Friday after the Fifth Circuit split evenly over the issue in a poll.

The circuit judges split 7-7 in the poll over Bass Pro’s July petition for rehearing en banc of a ruling the previous month that allowed the EEOC to pursue money damages while alleging a pattern of discrimination against black and Hispanic job applicants. In a dissenting opinion joined by five other judges, Circuit Judge E. Grady Jolly said that a so-called pattern and...

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

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1442 Jobs (Civil Rights)

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February 10, 2015

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