November 24, 2017 / 12:32 PM / a year ago

7th Circuit won't revisit ruling on 'segregated' AutoZone stores

A divided U.S. appeals court on Tuesday declined to reconsider a recent decision finding auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc did not violate anti-discrimination law by allegedly assigning workers to stores in Chicago based on their race.

In a 5-3 decision, a panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s claims that its June decision clashed with other circuits and endorsed a “separate but equal” approach the U.S. Supreme Court has said is unlawful.

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