Most companies require background checks of their applicants and employees. These background checks are designed to ensure the accuracy of the information that the applicant or employee supplies the employer. As part of their background checks, employers often conduct credit checks by obtaining consumer reports from outside credit reporting agencies. Employers legitimately obtain and… Continue Reading
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which goes some distance in creating potential liability for discrimination by employers for their carte blanche use of criminal record exclusions.
Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued ”Updated Enforcement Guidance,” reminding employers that screen applicants’ criminal backgrounds that they must prove that any use of information acquired through such screens is job-related to avoid potential discrimination suits. The Enforcement Guidance states that an employer accused of violating Title VII will have to carry the burden of proving… Continue Reading