Legal Requirements When Refusing To Hire Applicants With Past Convictions
Employers are required to conduct background checks to help prevent workplace violence, but when they conduct them and refuse to hire an applicant with a past criminal conviction the EEOC claims they are engaging in discrimination in violation of the employment discrimination laws.
What are employers to do?
This training session covers the legal steps for not hiring an applicant with a past criminal conviction, as well as best practices to use to ensure that you will successfully avoid liability when doing so.
About Your Speaker:
- Overview of the laws that employers need to comply with when conducting background checks
- EEOC guidelines on refusing to hire an applicant based upon a past criminal conviction - and what they require
- The test the EEOC requires an employer to use when refusing to hire an applicant with a past criminal conviction
- Laws that prohibit use of credit history when refusing to hire applicants
- The requirements – as well as the forms and notices you are required to give an applicant – under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
- How to improve job descriptions to be better able to support your decision to refuse to hire an applicant with a past criminal conviction
Melissa Fleischer is the Founder and President of HR Learning Center LLC, a human resources consulting firm specializing in the area of employment law. HR Learning Center LLC provides training seminars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues.
Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over twenty (20) years experience and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. She has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms. Fleischer is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of employment law topics including seminars and workshops on Anti-Harassment Training, FMLA/ADA Training and Workplace Violence Prevention Training.
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