On August 15, 2018, Outten & Golden filed suit against NTT Data, Inc., one of the largest information technology services providers in the world. The suit challenges NTT’s blanket rejection of job applicants with criminal records, even where their criminal history has no bearing on an ability to perform the work in question.
Plaintiffs bring class claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, challenging the disproportionate impact of NTT’s background check policies and practices on African American applicants—and because NTT’s policies and practices import into the employment field the gross racial disparities present in the criminal justice system. Plaintiffs further allege that NTT violated their rights and the rights of others with criminal records under the New York Human Rights Law, Article 23-A of the New York State Correction Law, and the New York State Fair Credit Reporting Act.
A link to the Plaintiffs’ Class Action Complaint can be found here. Persons interesting in this lawsuit may contact Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Ossai Miazad, Christopher M. McNerney, or Elizabeth V. Stork, at https://www.criminalconvictiondiscrimination.com/contact or by calling (212) 245-1000.