Posts Tagged: discriminatory hiring

Big Data and Employment Screening: Promising and Scary

“Big Data has the potential to drive innovations that reduce bias in employment decisions and help employers make better decisions in hiring, performance evaluations, and promotions.” This powerful statement from EEOC Chair, Jenny R. Yang, came with an equally powerful disclaimer: “At the same time, it is critical that these tools are designed to promote… Read more »

Public Policy to Employer: Hire More Ex-Offenders

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Make no mistake about it: employment law aims to get employers to hire ex-offenders. At the Federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) combine for a one-two punch that targets the outcomes of hiring as well as the hiring process itself.

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.

A How-To for Individualized Assessments

As you may already be aware, the EEOC is advising employers to use individualized assessments in cases where criminal history might be used to exclude a job applicant. The aim of the EEOC is to induce employers to look more at individual factors that might mitigate the impact of a conviction to avoid discrimination, and… Read more »