A federal appeals court says that people who pose as job applicants solely to find out if a company discriminates in hiring can still sue the employer under Title VII. These so-called "testers" are usually sent out by civil rights groups. The groundbreaking ruling validates a 1996 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guideline. The decision will spur more groups to use testers. (Kyles v. J.K. Guardian Security Services, No. 98-3652, 7th Cir. 2000)
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