This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit alleging that an assisted living facility had used an “unlawful employment exam” that resulted in national original discrimination against African employees.

The lawsuit alleges that the exam for Personal Care Providers (PCPs) contained questions “known to confuse ESL [English as a second language] test-takers” that resulted in “a disproportionate percent of the African exam takers” failing the test.

Discrimination of employees on the basis of national origin is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit in question is EEOC v. Columbine Management Services Inc.

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