New Jersey IT Staffing Agency Settles Claims of Immigrant Bias

Jan. 13, 2021, 9:46 PM

A New Jersey information technology staffing company will pay nearly $88,500 in civil penalties and back pay to settle U.S. Justice Department allegations that it discriminated against immigrant workers when verifying their employment eligibility.

The DOJ alleged that Collabera Inc. had a discriminatory screening process in which its recruiters refused to pass on to clients applicants who held permanent work authorization unless they could provide an unexpired immigration document.

The department also concluded that on at least 39 occasions, Collabera required non-U.S. citizens to present specific documentation, such as green cards, to prove their work authorization. The Immigration and Nationality...

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