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Pepsi to pay $3.1 million to settle Minnesota discrimination complaint

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the soda giant's policy on criminal background checks was discriminatory and adversely affected hundreds of African-American job applicants, including many in Minnesota. The company's policy was to not hire anyone with an arrest on their record, even if they were not convicted of a crime.
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The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the soda giant's policy on criminal background checks was discriminatory and adversely affected hundreds of African-American job applicants, including many in Minnesota. The company's policy was to not hire anyone with an arrest on their record, even if they were not convicted of a crime.

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