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Background check discrimination

Plaintiffs Attorney Says SEPTA Hiring Decision Affects Civil and Privacy Rights, Goes Against State Edicts

Media Coverage Monday, August 29, 2016

The use of background checks in making hiring decisions is facing increased scrutiny, according to the lead plaintiffs’ attorney in Long v. the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

The plaintiffs in the Long case alleged that they were conditionally...

New allegations, plaintiffs step forward in SEPTA background check violation lawsuit

Media Coverage Tuesday, May 31, 2016

More plaintiffs have stepped forward in a case accusing SEPTA of violating federal and state laws when it conducted criminal background checks on prospective employees.

The transit agency in late April was hit with a federal lawsuit, where Philadelphia resident and commercial bus driver...

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