Well, they warned you. And we told you so, too. Last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidelines for how they believed employers should approach the use of criminal background checks in employment decisions. They gist of the policy was that the background checks should only be used when......
BMW is contending with the EEOC regarding whether or not its hiring practices were fair.
That's for employers, mind you, not gun owners. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's objection to companies using criminal-background checks has drawn some attention this week, including a front-page, above-the-fold story by the Washington Post. Show More Summary
In complaints filed in federal courts in Illinois and South Carolina, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said two companies -- discount retailer Dollar General and a U.S. unit of German auto maker BMW AG -- generally barred potential employees based on the criminal checks, when they should have reviewed each applicant. Show More Summary
According to a report from CNNMoney, BMW has been hit with a lawsuit from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after revised criminal background check policies resulted in the dismissal of 88 contractors, 70 of whom (that's about 80 percent) were black. Show More Summary
Joseph Diebold is an intern at ThinkProgress. The U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed complaints Tuesday alleging two major employers used improper criminal background checks in hiring, thus discriminating against black job applicants. Show More Summary
In a complaint filed Tuesday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused two major US companies – BMW and Dollar General – of indirectly discriminating against African-American employees and potential employees. How? By using criminal background checks to screen out workers in a way that violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Show More Summary
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing two companies— BMW and Dollar General— alleging that their use of criminal background checks for employees violated the Civil Rights Act. Are criminal background checks, honestly, worth a shit? Read more...
In this economy just how fair are criminal background checks? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission doesn’t think they’re fair since a disproportionate amount of qualified blacks are losing out on jobs. Via WaPo reports: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against BMW for using criminal background checks to screen out employees—a practice, it says, which put 70 black employees out of a job, the Washington Post reports. The background, as per an EEOC press release : A BMW plant in South...
Fifty years ago today, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, an anniversary marked by the White House and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with vows to close the gender gap in salaries. "Our journey to equality is not.....
“A group of Spanish-speaking custodial workers in Colorado have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that the Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver discriminated against them by failing to provide...Show More Summary
Chai Feldblum is the first out LGBT person to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) recent guidance on background checks suggests that employers need to exercise more due diligence in their hiring practices. Its guidance on background check practices underscores the importance of five key practices in the hiring process. 1. Show More Summary
Over the past several years, charges of retaliation filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have significantly increased, making retaliation a major legal risk that employers face. Here are several ways that employers...Show More Summary
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Dennis Nobbe's Dynamic Medical Services, Inc, where employees were made to engage in bizarre Scientology rituals as a condition of employment. The EEOC says that this violated employees' freedom of religion, and they're suing Dr Nobbe to prove it. This is the downside [...]
So says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in this press release, describing a lawsuit it filed today (May 9) against a Miami company. According to the EEOC, the company required employees to take Scientology courses and engage in a variety...
An Iowa jury recently handed down what could be the largest verdict in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s history, including a judge’s order that a turkey plant must pay 32 mentally disabled men $240 million. The jury found...Show More Summary
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll partner Jenny Yang to serve as a commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Yang, whose term will expire July 1, 2017, fills the spot left vacant when Democrat...
Walt Tutka, a substitute teacher in New Jersey, claims he was fired for giving a student a Bible - and has taken up his cause with the the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Tutka says he handed a student a copy of this religious...Show More Summary