A lawsuit has been settled in the case of a Reading man who
claimed he was denied a job in Breinigsville because of his race
and a 30-year-old involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Albert Dunn, 56, who is black, said his civil rights were
violated when he was denied a job at an Amazon.com warehouse,
according to the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.
Dunn previously pleaded guilty to the 1981 shooting of a man who
had threatened him and his family. Dunn, who was in his 20s at the
time, pleaded guilty and served time in prison, according to the
Dunn was represented by the Public Interest Law Center of
Philadelphia and by Berger &
Montague. Shanon Carson, an attorney with that
Philadelphia-based firm, said he was pleased with the prompt
measures taken by Integrity Staffing Solutions.
"It is our hope that the example set by
Integrity Staffing Solutions will help build awareness among
employers across Pennsylvania that policies discriminating against
people with criminal backgrounds may be unlawful," Carson
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