EEOC Guidance Emphasizes Possible Bias in Blanket Bans of Job Applicants with Criminal Pasts

From ABA:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has published new guidance that illustrates why a blanket ban on hiring employees with criminal records could violate discrimination laws.The guidance uses statistics to show how a blanket ban could have a disparate impact based on race and national origin. Such bans would violate Title VII, absent a showing by the employer that the exclusions are “job related and consistent with business necessity,” the guidance says.

The Enforcement Guidance can be found here.

via EEOC Guidance Emphasizes Possible Bias in Blanket Bans of Job Applicants with Criminal Pasts – News – ABA Journal.

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