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FAIR HOUSING ACT

Are disparate impact claims cognizable under the Fair Housing Act? See “Does Fair Housing Act permit disparate impact claims?” Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, No. 11-1507. Certiorari granted: June 17, 2013. Ruling below: 658 F.3d 375 ...

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EEOC background check suits wake-up call for employers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuits against two companies alleging unlawful and discriminatory use of criminal background checks in their hiring policies should serve as a reminder to employers to tread carefully.

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Employers weigh in on affirmative action case

WASHINGTON – Colleges and universities aren’t the only ones closely watching the affirmative action case on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. Employers are also weighing in, saying that the decision could have a dramatic impact on their hiring practices and ...

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FAIR HOUSING ACT

The U.S. Supreme Court will not decide whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act because the case was voluntarily dismissed by the parties. Magner v. Gallagher, No. 09-1209.Certiorari granted:  Nov. 7, 2011. Dismissed: Feb. 14, 2012. ...

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Black firefighter can pursue disparate-impact claim

An African-American firefighter can proceed with a Title VII claim alleging that a promotional exam had a disparate impact on minorities – even though his employer argued that its actions were necessary to avoid disparate-treatment liability, the 2nd Circuit has ...

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