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Pepsi Pays $3.1M in Bias Case Invovling Criminal Background Checks

By Dennis Published: January 11, 2012

According to the Associate Press - Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants even if they weren't convicted of a crime.

Probably not unexpected, reinforcing the idea that screening should be job related; of course, from a company perspective, it certainly has downsides in terms of possible negligent hiring.

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