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Target to pay $2.8M to upper-level applicants in EEOC settlement

 


Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to thousands of rejected job candidates for upper-level positions because tests they were given disproportionately screened out applicants based on their race or gender.

The payout was announced Monday by the Minneapolis Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and will be disbursed among more than 3,000 people, said Julie Schmid, acting director for the agency in Minneapolis.

“The tests were not sufficiently job-related,” Schmid said. “It’s not something in particular about the contents of the tests. The tests on their face were neutral. Our statistical analysis showed an adverse impact. They disproportionately screened out people in particular groups,” namely blacks, Asians and women.

http://www.startribune.com/target-to-pay-2-8m-to-upper-level-applicants-rejected-based-on-race-gender/322701811/

 

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