3rd Circuit: Hiring Preference For Government Workers Does Not Constitute Bias

3rd Circuit: Hiring Preference For Government Workers Does Not Constitute Bias

PHILADELPHIA - Treating federal employees applying for another federal position differently from those candidates who have not worked for the federal government does not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 27 (Warren K. Gladden v. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary US Department of Agriculture, No. 11-3001, 3rd Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 8596).

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