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Case Name Gilder v. Sallie Mae Bank EE-DE-0041
Docket / Court 1:20-cv-00924 ( D. Del. )
State/Territory Delaware
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection Private Employment Class Actions
Case Summary
This is a case about racial discrimination in hiring practices with background checks. On July 8, 2020, an African-American individual who had his job offer from Sallie Mae Bank rescinded filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He sued ... read more >
This is a case about racial discrimination in hiring practices with background checks. On July 8, 2020, an African-American individual who had his job offer from Sallie Mae Bank rescinded filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He sued Sallie Mae Bank for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought damages, declaratory relief, and attorney fees as a result of Sallie Mae Bank's actions, claiming that the defendant's policy and practice of rescinding or terminating employment based on background history has a disparate impact on African-American applicants that is in violation of Title VII. The case was assigned to Judge Leonard P. Stark.

This case is ongoing.

Lauren Yu - 09/17/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Impact
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Sallie Mae Bank
Plaintiff Description All African American individuals who were provided offers of employment and/or hired by Sallie Mae Bank, but whose offers of employment or employment were subsequently rescinded or terminated based on their race and Sallie Mae Bank's policies and practices related to background history.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 07/08/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
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Court Docket(s)
D. Del.
09/02/2020
1:20-cv-00924
EE-DE-0041-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D. Del.
07/08/2020
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-DE-0041-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Stark, Leonard Philip (D. Del.) show/hide docs
EE-DE-0041-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Allen, Michele D. (Delaware) show/hide docs
EE-DE-0041-0001 | EE-DE-0041-9000
Biffen, Emily A. (Delaware) show/hide docs
EE-DE-0041-0001 | EE-DE-0041-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Shauger, Dean J. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
EE-DE-0041-9000

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