The BMW case demonstrates how the EEOC requires employers to treat everyone the same but assess them individually in terms of criminal background.
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Did you know that fully 1 in three Americans has a criminal background of some kind? Given that frequency, it is almost certain that an employer who conducts background checks as part of the hiring process (90% of employers do) will find applicants with criminal records. If employers used this background information to exclude anyone… Read more »
In what may amount to test cases based on its revised guidelines for the use of criminal background checks in hiring, the EEOC has filed discrimination lawsuits against BMW and Dollar General for employment practices. Employers who have not modified background screening and HR policies to reflect these revised guidelines are wise to pay attention…. Read more »