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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...

U.S. High Court Allows Disparate-Impact Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) An individual who fails to file a timely charge challenging the adoption of an employment practice may file a disparate-impact claim challenging an employer’s later application of that practice as long as the individual alleges each of the elements of such...

Female Employees Sue Goldman Sachs, Alleging Sex Discrimination

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs has engaged in systemic and pervasive discrimination against its female professional employees, according to a lawsuit filed Sept. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ( H. Cristina Chen-Oster, et al. v. Goldman Sachs, Inc., et al. , No. 10-civ...

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments On Proof Of Title VII Retaliation Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 retaliation claim must prove but-for causation, the attorney representing the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) argued before the U.S. Supreme Court April 24 ( University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center...