Houser v. Pritzker

Class Actions – Standards and Cases
Worker Rights & Safety
Case Description: 

We are co-counsel in this class action lawsuit alleging that the Census Bureau’s employment practices have a disparate impact on African American, Latino, and Native American applicants for temporary jobs related to the 2010 census. As a precondition of employment, Census requires all job applicants to produce within 30 days the “official” court disposition for any arrest record—regardless of whether a conviction resulted, the nature of the arrest, its relationship to the job, or its temporal scope. Because this employment practice has significant adverse impact against minority applicants, and it is neither job related nor a business necessity, it is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, and defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of standing, are currently pending.

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