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School bus driver sues after his city transit job application is rejected over long-ago conviction

Frank Long was already working as a school bus driver in 2014 when a job offer he had gotten to drive a SEPTA bus in the Philadelphia area was rescinded. The problem was two 1997 drug-related convictions, Philly.com reported. Now the 56-year-old is suing the transit agency, contending that its misuse of criminal background information …

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Lawsuit Claims SEPTA Hiring Practices Violate Law

Class-action suit alleges the transit agency disqualifies job applicants with unrelated felonies EPTA violates federal and state laws when conducting background checks on prospective employees, alleges a class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges SEPTA routinely violates the state Criminal History Record Information Act by disqualifying job applicants with unrelated felony convictions from employment in positions involving …

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Lawsuit: SEPTA violated laws when conducting criminal background checks

SEPTA was slammed with a federal lawsuit on Wednesday that claimed the transit agency violated federal and state laws when it conducted criminal background checks on prospective employees. Philadelphia resident and commercial bus driver Frank Long, 56, brought the lawsuit against SEPTA in Philadelphia federal court, accusing the transit agency of rejecting job applicants based …

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SEPTA Background Checks Violate Federal and State Laws, According to Outten & Golden LLP and Co-Counsel

PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK — A new federal lawsuit alleges Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) willfully violates federal and state laws when conducting criminal background checks of prospective employees, says Outten & Golden LLP and a coalition of legal advocates. Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the class action accuses SEPTA, the nation’s sixth-largest public transportation system, …

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