In June 2013, Corporate Screening blogged about the action taken by the EEOC against BMW and Dollar General regarding their use of background checks. The EEOC complaint alleged that BMW’s criminal conviction background check policy violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On September 8, 2015 a South Carolina federal judge approved a settlement, which requires BMW to pay $1.6 million and provide employment opportunities to the rejected applicants.


Corporate Screening would like to remind clients and other employers that this is a good time to review your background screening program to ensure it complies with EEOC criminal background check guidance, as well as all other applicable laws and regulations. Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions and assist you with your compliance needs.