Posts Tagged: discrimination

How Well Do You Understand How to Use Criminal Records for Employment Screening?

Criminal Records for Employment Screening

As an HR manager or employer, chances are good you use criminal background checks to inform your hiring decisions. A new study from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners found that 96% of employers use some form of background check on their employees and 94% of those use criminal background checks. While your hope… Read more »

Employment Screening FAQ Series: Can We Consider Arrest Records in Hiring Decisions?

Arrest-Records

When you’re trying to make the best possible hiring decision, criminal records are often considered an important source of information. If you want to know as much about a person’s background as you can, including if someone has a history of criminal activity, you’re not alone. Ninety-six percent of US employers perform background checks, according… Read more »

The Hidden Impact of ‘Disparate Impact’

If you have been following our posts about disparate impact, you are familiar with the fact that the EEOC has stepped up efforts to enforce rules around employment discrimination based on it. Disparate impact may occur when a company’s employment policies have disproportionate “adverse impact” on members of a protected class under Title VII of… Read more »

Target Corporation Subject of EEOC Complaints Regarding Use of Criminal Background Checks

The Star Tribune reported last week on recent complaints to the EEOC alleging Target Corporation discriminates against applicants with criminal records. The NAACP and TakeAction Minnesota accused Target of unfair hiring practices in 10 formal complaints filed last Wednesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The two groups are accusing Target of denying… Read more »