&amp;lt;!–:en–&amp;gt;EEOC ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR CRIMINAL RECORDS IN EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS&amp;lt;!–:–&amp;gt;April 25, 2012
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on April 25 issued updated enforcement guidance on employer use of arrest and conviction records in employment decision. According to an EEOC press release, its new consolidated guidance illustrates how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to various scenarios that an employer might encounter when considering the arrest or conviction history of a current or prospective employee.
While Title VII does not prohibit an employer from requiring applicants or employees to provide information about arrests, convictions or incarceration, it’s unlawful to discriminate in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion or sex. 04.25.2012