Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

New EEOC guidelines on discrimination based on arrests, convictions bring hope to some communities

By: 
Yana Kunichoff | The Chicago Reporter

For the first time in 25 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission refined its guidelines on discrimination against people with arrest or conviction records.

The law already warned that making hiring decisions based on arrest records or criminal convictions "may, in some instances, violate the prohibition against employment discrimination."

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