Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Class Action Settlement
You are a class member if since February 23, 2012, you were terminated or otherwise permanently separated from your position, suspended with or without pay, and/or denied employment with WMATA or a third party WMATA contractor or subcontractor because you failed the WMATA Background Screening Policy. If you are African American and fall within this definition, you could be part of this lawsuit. And, if you suffered a loss of earnings or employment as a result, you have a right to submit a claim for compensation out of the Class Claims Fund established in this case.
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LITTLE V. METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITYCivil Action No. 1:14-cv-01289-RMC DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
On December 22, 2011, WMATA adopted a criminal background screening policy called Policy/Instruction 7.2.3 (and later 7.2.3/1), which had screening standards referred to as Appendix A and Appendix C. On January 1, 2013, WMATA added a separate screening standard referred to as Appendix F.
The Lawsuit claims that WMATA’s criminal background screening policy (the “Background Screening Policy”) violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because it allegedly adversely and disproportionately impacted African Americans who applied for employment with WMATA or WMATA contractors or were suspended or terminated by WMATA or a WMATA contractor as a result of the application of the Background Screening Policy.