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Target to pay millions in hiring discrimination case


Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to resolve a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The EEOC said three "employment assessments," which Target no longer uses, disproportionately screened out applicants based on race and gender, according to theAssociated Press, and therefore violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The EEOC also said a psychological assessment used by Target violated the Americans with Disabilities Act because job applicants aren't supposed to be subjected to medical exams.

Target denied the allegations and said it no longer uses those assessments or works with the vendor cited as violating ADA rules.

The EEOC also found that Target had failed to maintain required records to properly assess the impact of its hiring procedures.

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