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Madison Square Garden rejected job applicants for having criminal records, lawsuit claims

Apr 26, 2017 / Media Coverage
The Knicks aren’t the only lousy thing at Madison Square Garden — the Garden’s hiring practices are awful as well, according to a new class action lawsuit. In fact, the place that calls itself “The World’s Most Famous Arena” habitually discriminates against job applicants with criminal records such as misdemeanors, the suit says. Clint Millien says in a lawsuit to be filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday that MSG rescinded its offer for a food prep job after he failed a background check due to two misdemeanor convictions when he was 19 years old. “Why is it still biting me in the ass?”...
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Outten & Golden LLP: Madison Square Garden Allegedly Violated Background Check Laws

Apr 26, 2017 / Press Release
Madison Square Garden (“MSG”), the world-famous entertainment venue, allegedly violated federal and state law with its background check practices in making hiring decisions, according to a complaint filed in New York State Court today by the Outten & Golden LLP law firm and Youth Represent . In a complaint filed in New York state court, MSG is accused of illegally running background checks on applicants and using them to deny job opportunities without providing sufficient and timely notification of MSG’s intent to use information contained in the reports against applicants. According to...
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