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Fourth Circuit Court EEOC Decision on Freeman (2015)

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (No. 13-2365), Judge Gregory affirmed the prior judgment to Freeman as follows:

"In 2001, Freeman began conducting background checks on its job applicants, which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleges had an unlawful disparate impact on black and male job applicants. The district court granted summary judgment to Freeman after excluding the EEOC’s expert testimony as unreliable under Federal Rule of Evidence 702. Without this testimony, the district court found the agency failed to establish a prima facie case of discrimination. For the reasons below, we affirm the district court’s exclusion of the EEOC’s expert testimony and grant of summary judgment to Freeman."

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