Do criminal background checks violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?
August 26, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Criminal Background Checks can be a valuable tool in Employee screening. The Federal Government, however, may be cracking down on the use of these reports to discriminate against minority applicants. You should read the following article and review your report evaluation procedures.
If youre like me, you have been using Criminal Background Checks as a significant part of your Applicant Screening before hiring a new Employee. Eliminating criminals from your work force has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with protecting your employees and your business.
You want to make sure your new Employee will be honest with your company assets and you dont need the problems that might arise from a repeat of prior illegal activity. Your intensions are to keep some criminal behavior away from your business, but the Federal Government may soon be looking over your shoulder.
The Federal Government now considers the use of Criminal Background Checks as a means of discrimination against minority hiring. Two large companies have been targeted so far and the fall out is proving disturbing to many State Attorney Generals, not to mention companies that use Criminal Background Checks as a significant aspect of their hiring process.
If you use Criminal Background Checks you should investigate what is happening in the growing conflict between the Federal Government and State Governments on their use. You should read the following article and review your report evaluation procedures.
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