Thursday, April 15, 2010

Credit History Reports; Criminal History Reports; and Educational Qualifications

We will be blogging with frequency about these topics in the following days and weeks, as it is clear that the Obama administration has made challenges to employers’ use of credit history reports, criminal history reports, and even education qualifications in certain circumstances, a priority. The latest development that we uncovered is a nation-wide hiring discrimination suit filed last September in federal district court in Maryland against Freeman, a national convention, exhibition, and corporate events marketing company, challenging its alleged reliance on credit history reports and criminal background checks. The case is pending in Greenbelt before Judge Roger Titus (EEOC v. Freeman, No. 09-cv-02573 (D. Md.)). There are a number of interesting pending motions, and we will report further on them in later blogs.

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