In recent years, there has been an increased legal, scientific, and regulatory interest in how employers consider a job applicant’s criminal history and credit history when making employment decisions. This webinar will begin with a discussion of why employers conduct background checks, move to a review of the relevant case law pertaining to the use of applicants’ criminal and credit history, then discuss methods to “validate” background checks, and finish with a discussion of the conflict between current recidivism research and EEOC guidance.
- Understand the EEOC’s guidance on using an applicant’s criminal history
- Learn what the courts have looked for in background check policies
- Understand how to “validate” a criminal history policy
- Examine the conflict between current recidivism research and the EEOC’s guidance on the consideration of a job applicant’s criminal history