Criminal background checks creating disparate impact is a topic that has been featured prominently in the news recently, especially in light of EEOC lawsuits filed against BMWS and Dollar General. Now there’s more news on this subject. An EEOC lawsuit against Freeman, Inc. claiming disparate impact, was dismissed without trial by a federal district court judge in Maryland.
Corporate Screening’s blog, Discriminatory Criminal Background Checks: Court Dismisses the EEOC’s Lawsuit provides detail and commentary about this. Read it here. We will continue to monitor developments and will provide you with updates on this subject.