The EEOC has settled a suit against Pepsi for $3.1 million: Pepsi was neutrally using criminal background checks "indiscriminately," including excluding applicants with pending criminal charges, and the EEOC alleged that this had an impermissible disparate impact against African-Americans. Pepsi immediately caved. [EEOC press release]
EEOC: discrimination against criminals is illegal
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