New EEOC Guidance and Use of Criminal Records

New EEOC Guidance and Use of Criminal Records


On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance (“Guidance”) on the use of criminal records. One of the most significant aspects of the Guidance is a recommendation that employers conduct an “individualized assessment” before excluding an individual on the basis of a criminal record. The Guidance also reiterates that the use of criminal records must be job related and consistent with businesses necessity.

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