Accenture Sued For Alleged Discrimination Over Background Checks

NEW YORK — Accenture, one of the largest management consulting firms in the world, conducts background checks that discriminate against African Americans and Latinos, a class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court on April 8 alleges. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Roberto J. Arroyo...

Federal EEOC Warned Census Bureau Of Likely Discrimination, Lawsuit Claims

NEW YORK - An amended complaint filed in a federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Census Bureau ignored a pointed, detailed warning by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that its screening process for hiring more than 1 million temporary census workers could result in massive racial...

Do as I Say: The EEOC and Credit Checks

On October 10, 2010, the EEOC held a public hearing on the impact that the use of credit history has on employee selection and potential discrimination. The press release summarizing the hearing carried the by-line that some witnesses said the practice can have a disparate impact on minorities and is...

Sixth Circuit Sends Strong Signal to EEOC in Affirming Dismissal of Systemic Lawsuit

Last January, a Cleveland federal-court judge dismissed a race discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC against Kaplan Higher Learning. In that case, the EEOC challenged Kaplan’s use of credit reports in its hiring process as having a systemic disparate impact based on race. To support its claim...