Federal judge slams EEOC, dismisses discrimination complaint

‘To require less, would be to condemn the use of common sense, and this is simply not what the discrimination laws of this country require’


Linda Bentley
Sonoran News

BALTIMORE – On Aug. 9, U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus, for the District of Maryland, granted Freeman’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the discrimination complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Freeman.

An employee-owned company, Freeman, which employs over 3,500 full-time and 25,000 part-time and seasonal workers in offices throughout the United States, is considered the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions.

Headquartered in Dallas, with more than 70 offices in North America and the UK, Freeman provides integrated services for expositions, conventions, corporate events, meetings and exhibit programs with annual revenues exceeding $1.3 billion.

In 2009, the EEOC filed a nationwide hiring discrimination lawsuit against Freeman, claiming Freeman’s policy of performing criminal background checks and obtaining credit histories to make hiring decisions had a disparate impact on African-American, Hispanic and male applicants…

…Depending upon the type of position applied for, Freeman utilized a variety of background checks. For general employees that did not hold credit sensitive jobs, only a criminal history investigation and Social Security verification were performed…


The complete article is at Sonoran News.


H/T WorldNetDaily where there is more.

…Officials with Judicial Watch, the Washington watchdog that seeks out corruption and reports on it, noted the judge’s description of the Obama administration’s case as “laughable,” “distorted,” “cherry-picked,” “worthless” and “an egregious example of scientific dishonesty.”

“That kind of whipping from a federal judge has got to hurt though it’s unlikely to deter the administration from spending more taxpayer dollars to file frivolous lawsuits against employers who use the checks to screen job applicants,” the organization reported Wednesday…



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