Target settles $3.7 million class action discrimination suit


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Target has settled a multi-million dollar discrimination lawsuit.

The suit claimed that Target used a background check that asked criminal history questions irrelevant to the job.

In the class action suit, the plaintiffs argued that the policy unfairly kept black and Hispanic applicants from getting hired, dating back to 2006.

Individuals who are part of the class action lawsuit will be eligible for jobs at Target, and possibly a piece of the $3.7 million settlement.

The company has since changed its background check procedures.

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