Macy’s Settles Lawsuit Over Criminal Background Checks, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Says It’s a ‘Valuab

Macy’s Inc. and The Fortune Society Inc. have agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the department store of using an unnecessarily punitive criminal history screening policy that inadvertently discriminated against minority candidates.

The suit, filed by Fortune Society in June 2019 in the Southern District of New York, alleged that Macy’s policy of performing sweeping background checks disproportionately disqualified Black and Latinx applicants and employees from job opportunities in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York City Human Rights Law. FULL ARTICLE

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