Category Archives: Race-based discrimination

EEOC Loses Case Seeking to Bar Criminal Background Checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Freeman, a company It claimed that Freeman’s policy of conducting background checks into criminal convictions and credit histories resulted in exclusion of more minorities than whites from the applicant pool.  The EEOC has been pursuing this practice, which results in a “disparate impact” against minority groups, whose members...
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