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Lawsuit settled for Reading man denied job in Breinigsville due to manslaughter charges

Posted: January 6, 2012
By: Colin McEvoy
Source: The Express-Times
Practice Areas: Employment Law

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 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 center.


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 said.

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