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Employment Discrimination Laws Apply Not Just To Race But Also Color

Many employers don’t realize that there is, in fact, a difference between race and color – and it’s a discrimination lesson companies are learning the hard way.

06/03/2014

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Study Shows Criminal Records Present Significant Employment Hurdle For Women Of Color

The city and the nation has focused a lot attention on the impact of the criminal justice system on men and boys of color, but a new report shows women of color who have a criminal record have a tough time as well.

03/16/2014

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Background Checks For Job Applicants

The law on background checks is confusing to many. When can your employer hold your past criminal record against you?

10/31/2013

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Discriminatory Hiring Practices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed claims this month against two companies that don’t seem to have much in common – except for their hiring practices.

07/26/2013

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EEOC Says Some Companies Exclude Job Applicants With Criminal Records Too Broadly

One lawsuit was filed in South Carolina against automaker BMW for firing 70 black employees based on background checks — some of whom had been there for years.

06/12/2013

Employers Paying For Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently released its statistics on the claims made in 2012. How much money did employers have to pay?

02/12/2013

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New EEOC Rules Could Affect Hiring At Small Businesses

More than 90 percent of all employers use criminal background checks to screen some job applicants and employees. Now, new EEOC rules on using these checks could affect hiring at small businesses.

06/27/2012