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Mass Firing of Minorities (2x the Rate of White Applicants) Allowed by Court

Posted by Bob Mather on August 31, 2018

In a decision that may have major ramifications in regulated fields such as Healthcare, Banking and other Financial Services, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Wells Fargo employment policy that allows the bank to fire employees, or not consider job applicants, based on criminal records, despite concerns from advocates that such practices discriminate against minorities.

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Topics: Lawsuits, Iowa, Discrimination, Ban the Box

Does "Ban the Box" Discriminate against Minorities?

Posted by Bob Mather on January 03, 2017

On the surface, withholding criminal history information from employers until late in the interview stage would seem to help African American and Hispanic men gain employment, but a recent study by The National Center of Economic Research claims just the opposite. 

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Topics: Ban the Box, FCRA, Discrimination

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