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$1.3M Settlement Reached in Criminal Background Check Suit

A lawsuit was filed against Madison Square Garden, alleging the business imposed too strict of requirements for criminal disclosures that had a disparate impact on minority applicants. Plaintiffs Clint Millien and Felipe Kelly based their claim on two theories of liability: 1. They contend that Madison Square Garden’s practice of revoking conditional employment offers based on a failure to disclose previous criminal history had a discriminatory impact on African-American and Latino applicants and 2. They claim that Madison Square Garden routinely failed to provide applicants with copies of their background screening reports before denying them employment. Madison Square Garden denies any wrongdoing and a proposed $1.3M settlement provides financial awards to applicants, as well as injunctive relief to the class and requires that the business make substantial changes to its hiring practices.

 

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