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CVS settles Rhode Island discrimination claim


Providence, R.I. -- An Associated Press report on Tuesday said that CVS Caremark Corp. has resolved a complaint over a pre-hiring questionnaire that could discriminate against those with certain mental conditions.

According to the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the complaint was settled voluntarily.

The ACLU said it filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights that a CVS online questionnaire for job candidate interview screening could discriminate against applicants with social anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other mental conditions.

CVS has agreed to remove problematic questions and reimburse $6,750 in legal fees.

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