Target settles proposed class action over background check policy for more than $3M

The suit, which includes an estimated 41,000 class members, claimed the retail giant illegally disqualified applicants who were convicted of certain misdemeanor or felony crimes or who they believed inaccurately described their criminal convictions.

The plaintiffs in the suit claimed Target’s policy “imports the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in the criminal justice system into the employment process,” compounding the negative impact on black and Latino applicants.

Under the terms of the settlement, Target will pay nearly $3.75 million to the class members affected by the allegedly discriminatory background check practices. What’s more, Target will offer open positions to the estimated 41,000 class members before other applicants. Applicants whose criminal histories disqualify them under the revised hiring criteria or other reasons will not receive payment, according to

Additionally, the terms of the agreement will require Target to hire consultants to overhaul its background check policy and process and give $600,000 to nonprofits that help the formerly incarcerated find work.

Source:, 4/5/2018

Thank you for your interest in Business Information Group. We have received your message and will contact you in one business day or less.
Something went wrong.Try again
You have exceeded the number of attempts to submit this form. As a result, your IP address has been temporarily blocked.
Something went wrong.Try again

Get In Touch

Send a Message *fields required

What are your Interests?optional

Even our RFP PROCESS is state-of-the-art.

Find out why

What Our Clients Are Saying

The service you provide at Truescreen has been the best I have ever seen in comparison to other vendors I have worked with in the past! You guys rock!

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Retail Store Chain

I am very impressed with your company’s customer service, and the Truescreen portal seems to be an intuitive, user-friendly design.

Learning Coordinator
Public College

Our team loves working with Truescreen and the expedient, thorough service and results we get from you.

Human Resources Executive
Large Hotel Chain

I appreciate all your hard work ensuring that individuals are cleared through our processes. Truescreen makes my job so much easier and less stressful.

Human Resources Analyst
Large Academic Institution

You are leaving

Ok, Continue Cancel