EEOC Holds Meeting On Employers’ Use Of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

On November 20, 2008, the EEOC held a meeting regarding views on employment discrimination faced by individuals with arrest and conviction records and how applicants’ criminal records are used in making employment decisions. Four panels discussed the barriers experienced by people with criminal records, stakeholder perspectives and litigation issues, new research developments and employer perspectives. Statements made by the panelists are available here.

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