EEOC Fines Target $2.8 Million for Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Posted by Sean P. CecilAug 28, 20150 Comments

Retail giant Target has agreed to pay a $2.8 million fine to settle Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges that the company used discriminatory processes in hiring. According to the EEOC, Target disproportionately screened out applicants for professional positions based on race and gender using employment tests that amounted to employment discrimination. The company also violated the Americans With Disabilities Act prohibition on subjecting job applicants to medical exams by subjecting potential new hires to psychological screening. In addition to the massive fine, Target also agreed to take measures to ensure a fair hiring process, including keeping better data to evaluate hiring procedures.