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Staffing Company in NY Sued, Accused of Discriminating Against Black, Disabled, and Pregnant Applicants

A New York staffing company accused of discriminating against Black, disabled and pregnant applicants will pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to an Oct. 3 release.

The lawsuit alleges that Staffing Solutions of WNY Inc. in Buffalo accepted and placed employees on the basis of their race, sex and age in violation of the Civil Rights Act, in addition to other federal laws, according to the release.

The firm declined to hire highly qualified Black applicants or hired them for the “lowest paying, least desirable jobs,” the EEOC said. In addition, applicants over 50 were often rejected, and applicants, after being improperly asked questions about medical conditions, were rejected if deemed disabled by the company, according to the release. Pregnant applicants were also purportedly turned away.

Read the source article at charlotteobserver.com

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