Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Private Investigator News: EEOC files credit history lawsuit

"The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit yesterday charging Kaplan Higher Education Corporation with discrimination for using credit histories in making hiring decisions. The EEOC said Kaplan, a Washington Post subsidiary, has rejected applicants on the basis of credit histories since at least 2008. The Commission said the practice "has an unlawful discriminatory impact because of race and is neither job-related nor justified by business necessity". As a result of this practice, the lawsuit charges that Kaplan refused to hire a class of black applicants nationwide." Read more
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