The EEOC says that these checks are racist, yet the average person (white, black, brown, yellow or red) can be subjected to the same imposition without any hesitation as they want to purchase a legal product. Ironic or moronic? Government at its best!
EEOC: Background Checks Are Racist
OFCCP stated it is aware of contractors posting job announcements that categorically exclude applicants with arrest or conviction records or require applicants to have a “clean” criminal record. OFCCP believes these practices likely violate federal discrimination laws.Also of note, OFCCP follows EEOC’s recommendation that employers not ask about criminal convictions on job applications. Further, OFCCP suggests that if an employer asks about an individual’s criminal history at any point during the application process, the employer limit the inquiry to convictions that are related to the job in question and are consistent with business necessity.