Complimentary Webinar: We Received a Criminal Record, Now What? – 1/2 Hour

This webinar covers the basic steps employers must take when they receive notice that an applicant has a criminal record. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published guidance on how the EEOC feels employers should handle reported criminal records. According to the EEOC, there are three main factors to consider:

If you have received a criminal result in your background check report, you need to be prepared for this happening to your organization by considering the following:

  • Convictions: Was the applicant was actually found guilty, plead “no contest” to the crime, or was it just an arrest for which the charges were dropped?
  • Length of Time: How long has it been since the crime was committed? Is it fairly recent—say, within the last seven years?
  • Is the crime related to the job being sought?

If employers follow these three simple steps to determine, based on the answers to these questions, if a conviction is worth reporting, they will reduce any negligent hiring claims, as well as discriminatory hiring practices.

Facilitator: Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

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