Posts Tagged: discriminatory employment credit checks

When, Why, and How to Check Your Job Applicant’s Credit History

A few years ago, in the aftermath of the deep recession, a lot of ordinary citizens suffered financial losses that damaged their credit history. One reaction to this was a concern that employers would use credit history in making hiring decisions, potentially unfairly discriminating against otherwise responsible candidates. Several states did pass laws regulating how… Read more »

NYC Offers Employer Guidance (and Threatens Stiff Fines) on the Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions

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In what is being called “the strictest anti-discrimination law of its kind in the country prohibiting discriminatory employment credit checks,” New York City’s Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) is in effect as of September 3, 2015.