Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cleveland Area Temp Agency Pays $650,000 to Settle EEOC Suit Alleging Profiling of Applicants

Back in January 2011 I wrote an article discussing how staffing agencies and employers were using codewords as a way to covertly violate anti-discrimination laws when an employer-client did not want to hire certain types of applicants and the difficulty the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was having catching these types of violations unless a whistleblower came forward.  I recently came across a settlement the EEOC obtained from a northeast Ohio temp agency back in 2010 where this exact profiling occurred that affected approximately 11,000 applicants nationwide.  The facts are quite disturbing:

    

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