Authors: Multiple authors, edited by Dennis Merley and Grant Collins, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt, PA
Topic area: Employment law
Blogging since: June 2010
Post excerpt from October 29, 2010: “On October 20, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continued its push to vastly curtail employers’ use of background checks to screen applicants.
“The push is part of the EEOC’s E-RACE Initiative (Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment), which is designed to develop ‘investigative and litigation strategies’ with respect to employers’ use of criminal background checks and credit checks.
“The EEOC has long taken the position that an employer’s policy or practice of excluding individuals from employment because they have criminal conviction records is unlawful under Title VII unless the policy or practice is justified by a business necessity.”