Feb 152013

Perform Criminal Background Checks at Your Peril

In short:

1) Minorities commit a disproportionately high percentage of crimes

2) Minorities thus have a disproportionately high rate of criminal records

3) If as an employer you reject a job applicant because he/she has a criminal record, that policy probably disproportionately affects minorities

4) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will sue the employer because they are racist

The fact that some states *require* criminal background checks is irrelevant to the Feds. One case cited is a twice-convicted thief turned down for a job as a security guard for nuclear power plants, who used the EEOC to sue the employer.

 Posted by at 10:48 am