Illegal to Not Hire Biracial Applicant Based on Race

    Windings, a manufacturing company, has reportedly agreed to pay $19,500 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The lawsuit alleges that the company hired a white employee instead of a biracial (African-American and white) employee because of his race.  The lawsuit alleged that the biracial applicant was qualified, had previous experience, and passed job-related assessment tests.  Making a hiring decision based upon an applicant’s race is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Windings, Inc., No. 15-cv-02901.

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