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Judge: Dollar General can't stop EEOC action over alleged discriminatory job screening practices


Dollar General has suffered another setback in its attempt to beat back a long-running federal investigation into job screening practices allegedly set up to screen out African American applicants, as a Chicago federal judge ruled the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t overstep in initiating an enforcement action against the retailer, even after the federal agency pulled the plug on the required pre-enforcement settlement process.

On April 10, U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood again sided with the EEOC over Dollar General in the discrimination enforcement action, which has continued against the company in some form since 2011. FULL STORY