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Background Check Discrimination

3rd Circ. Urged To Revive SEPTA Background Check Suit

Media Coverage Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Third Circuit was urged during oral arguments on Tuesday to revive class claims accusing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority of failing to provide job applicants with a chance to respond to consumer reports detailing criminal histories that the agency said disqualified...

Barclays Center Flouts ‘Criminal History’ Hiring Law, Suit Says

Media Coverage Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, unlawfully denies employment to job seekers with criminal records without giving them required notice of their rights or a chance to explain their convictions, a proposed class of workers alleges ( Kelly v. Brooklyn Events Ctr., LLC...

NY Arena Sued For Nixing Job Offer Over Criminal Record

Media Coverage Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was hit on Friday with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that it uses a discriminatory criminal history screening policy that denies jobs to potential workers who are otherwise qualified applicants.

Felipe Kelly filed a complaint in New...

Outten & Golden LLP: Discrimination Charge Filed by the Fortune Society Against Macy's in Background Check Dispute

Press Release Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Outten & Golden LLP filed an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) charge on May 15, 2017 on behalf of The Fortune Society against Macy's, Inc., alleging that the retailer's criminal background check policies and practices used to screen job applicants results in discrimination in...

Outten & Golden LLP: Discrimination Charge Filed Against DHL in Background Check Dispute

Press Release Thursday, March 30, 2017

Charge: Criminal History Policy Has Disparate Impact on African-Americans

A former temporary employee at a DHL warehouse near Chicago alleges that the company ignores the criminal histories of less expensive temporary workers but runs criminal history checks on...


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