A race discrimination in hiring case against Pepsi has been settled for $3.13 million.  The lawsuit claimed that Pepsi screened out job applicants by checking for arrest records or prior convictions of minor offenses, a practice that disproportionately eliminated black job applicants while having no legitimate job-related conviction.  

Source:  Chicago Tribune

A hiring step that disproportionately eliminates applicants based on race or some other criteria like age or gender, while having no real job connection is known as disparate impact discrimination.  

Lexington, Kentucky discrimination lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in discrimination cases; contact him at 859-254-7076.

 
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