An Employers Use of an Employee’s Criminal or Arrest Record May be Discriminatory

In 2012, the EEOC issued a new Guidance outlining how and when an “employer’s use of an individual’s criminal history in making employment decisions may, in some instances, violate the prohibition against employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.”

Employee Rights has successfully resolved a variety of different cases this past year on behalf of client’s who have suffered job related adversities and/or job termination as a direct result of that individual’s criminal background and/or due to an arrest.   Just because an employee suffers an arrest, it does not give your employer cart blanch to take negative actions against you as an employee.

Read the EEOC Guidance of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment to learn more and to understand your legal rights.