Can an employer be sued based on its use of credit checks
during hiring? Yes, at least according to the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC). There appears to be a new enforcement direction from the EEOC,
as evidenced by certain recent court filings. Over the past several months, the
On January 28, 2013, a federal court in Ohio handed the
EEOC a loss when it ruled
in favor of several employers for their use of a third party to perform credit
checks on candidates for hire. The EEOC claimed that the employers' use of
credit histories in making hiring decisions violates certain...
Yesterday, I discussed some pending federal legislation that would expand the FMLA to cover
part-time employees . Now, I hear that another bill introduced in the U.S.
House of Representatives, known as the Equal Employment for All Act, would
amend the Fair Credit
Reporting Act to prohibit the use...