Supported by Amalgamated Transit Union, the largest transit union in the country, the woman is suing, stating that a policy prohibiting those with felony convictions from employment not only discriminates against blacks and Hispanics, but also is a violation of civil rights laws. According to the union, First Transit’s hiring policy violates the 1964 Civil Rights Act. (WCxKit)
Some labor experts claim that this case could have a major impact on hiring practices throughout Ohio.
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