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EEOC background check suits wake-up call for employers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuits against two companies alleging unlawful and discriminatory use of criminal background checks in their hiring policies should serve as a reminder to employers to tread carefully.

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Anti-criminal hiring policies could spur bias suits

WASHINGTON – For employers, policies that forbid the hiring of convicted felons may seem like a very good, common-sense idea, especially for companies in the hospitality industry or any other trade involving frequent contact with customers. But under an initiative ...

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