On July 26, 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Government agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination,held a meeting that examined the use of arrest and conviction records of jobseekers by employers and how criminal background checks could be a discriminatory hiring barrier.
Corporations are escalating efforts to ship out jobs that pay well and build the middle class—and now they are aiming their axes at workers in the nation’s fast-growing white-collar sector.
The U.S. recession that began in March 2001 officially ended in November 2001, say the National Bureau of Economic Research and other analysts.
So why are so many workers still out of jobs?
Workplace violence, a complex and widespread issue, has received increased attention from the public, mental health experts, and law enforcement professionals.1 The wide range of acts that fall under this rubric include all violent behavior and threats of violence, as well as any conduct that can result in injury, damage property, induce a sense of fear, and otherwise impede the normal course of work.2
On March 29, 2010 the "'The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission" - EEOC issued an Opinion Letter in response to a question posed to their offices, whether requiring a Master's degree solely, for a Public Health Director Position, could possibly violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The Opinion Letter demonstrates that Yes, it could possibly subject the employer to liability for disparate impact discrimination, if certain conditions were not met.
The letter from the EEOC -
ABOUT KAREN MATTONEN, CAC, CSP
Karen Mattonen started a career in Human Resources when she served as a Recruiter for Snelling Corporation. Leveraging her tenure with Snelling, Karen founded Advanced Career Solutions in 1997 focusing on the HVAC and Mechanical Construction industry. Her reputation for excellence is echoed in the satisfaction of clients and candidates she has serviced nationwide. Furthermore, Karen is esteemed for sharing her expertise in Recruitment Education, Ethics and promoting self-regulation for the Recruiting industry.