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Bank of America ordered
to pay $2.2 million to
black Charlotte job seekers

Charlotte Observer, by Andrew Dunn

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Posted By:Hermoine, 9/24/2013 9:59:59 AM

Bank of America has been ordered to pay $2.2 million to more than 1,000 black job applicants turned down for positions in Charlotte after a federal judge ruled that the bank racially discriminated against them, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. The Charlotte bank had been accused of rejecting qualified black candidates for teller jobs and entry-level clerical and administrative positions in 1993 and again between 2002 and 2005. An administrative law judge ruled Bank of America used “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” in choosing white applicants over black job-seekers.

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I guess the ones that were declined in 1993 just weren´t as valuable and worthy as the ones declined by 2002-2005. Wonder how much the lawyers made from this extortion?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bevan, 9/24/2013 10:03:44 AM     (No. 9534433)

The lawyers will get $1 Mil+ and each plaintiff will get a check for $3.98.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/24/2013 10:06:22 AM     (No. 9534434)

To find these former applicants, check the prisons first. Then obits.

Qualified? English is the language of commerce.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hermoine, 9/24/2013 10:10:48 AM     (No. 9534445)

#1 -- Read the article and you´ll find the plantiffs in 1993 will individually receive around $913, while the ones in 200-2005 (b/c there were fewer of them) will receive around $10K, but it never tells you the cut being carved out for the lawyers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 9/24/2013 10:24:07 AM     (No. 9534462)

Shouldn´t have asked about their criminal histories, I guess...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 9/24/2013 10:56:15 AM     (No. 9534508)

This type of action has become just another standard race based wealth redistribution scheme.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/24/2013 10:58:05 AM     (No. 9534511)

I guess greeting a customer with "what chew wont?" wasn´t what Bank of American had in mind.
This is true this was how I was greeted in a recently opened new Burger King in south Louisiana by a ´black manager´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Zexufang, 9/24/2013 11:08:10 AM     (No. 9534531)

SHAKEDOWN.
Likewise - apply for a job - get denied - STILL get paid.
Only in America.

Impeach the judge.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 9/24/2013 11:09:15 AM     (No. 9534535)

is there more information on the inconsistent criteria?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/24/2013 11:26:39 AM     (No. 9534569)

Sounds like this is out of the Rainbow / PUSH coalition play book of extortion.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 9/24/2013 11:27:22 AM     (No. 9534570)

The bank is probably just settling because they are tired of paying lawyers fees and ultimately they were going to have to pay something because of the current administration. Most of the people I know who work for BOA are black. Eventually the gov´t will close BOA down if it doesn´t implode.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 9/24/2013 11:45:01 AM     (No. 9534604)

Is this another Pigford give away? Do i have to have actually applied or can i just say i did?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 9/24/2013 1:11:46 PM     (No. 9534795)

What #11 said - beat me to it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 9/24/2013 1:33:36 PM     (No. 9534829)

I applied and told them i´m black (i´m not), do i qualify?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/24/2013 1:47:03 PM     (No. 9534854)

How can I get compensated for being rejected by top-tier graduate schools who rejected my application in favor of lesser-qualified black students? And I don´t need to surmise that this was happening -- the schools´ admissions departments actually bragged about doing this in their literature.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: cheeflo, 9/24/2013 2:20:16 PM     (No. 9534908)

No mention of how many non-black applicants didn´t get the job, either.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/25/2013 12:02:50 AM     (No. 9535652)

Not sure why they call themselves Bank of
America anymore. When I parted company with them, there was not one person in the local branch who´s first language was English.

Remember back when they allowed Mexican immigrants without SS numbers to open accounts in CA ?

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