Sixth Circuit Summarily Rejects EEOC Expert in Title VII Challenge to Credit History Checks

By | Employer Law Report | April 14, 2014
Sixth Circuit Summarily Rejects EEOC Expert in Title VII Challenge to Credit History Checks

In a harsh rebuke of the EEOC’s method of attempting to prove that Kaplan Higher Education Corp.’s consideration of credit history for hiring in select positions was discriminatory, the Sixth Circuit, only three weeks after oral argument, issued a decision upholding the federal district court’s order excluding the EEOC’s expert opinion from evidence and dismissing the EEOC’s case. 

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of EEOC Credit Check Case and Rejects “Homemade” Method of Determining Race by “Eye-Balling” Photos

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of EEOC Credit Check Case and Rejects “Homemade” Method of Determining Race by “Eye-Balling” Photos

Today, less than three weeks after oral argument, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower court order granting summary judgment in favor of Kaplan in one of the EEOC’s most high profile cases – – EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., No. 13-3408 (6th Cir. April. 9, 2014).