A class of 6,000 African-Americans who sued the city of Chicago for race bias in its hiring of firefighters did not bring untimely discrimination charges, the U.S. Supreme Court held on Monday. Reversing a ruling by the 7th Circuit that held the claims were time-barred, the justices unanimously held that when an employer institutes a practice having a discriminatory or illegally disparate impact, it may be challenged each time the employer uses it.
Supreme Court Says Bias Case Over Firefighter Hiring Can Move Forward
The National Law Journal
May 25, 2010