The EEOC made headlines recently when it filed suit against Kaplan Higher Learning, accusing it of discriminating against black applicants through the way it checks candidates’ credit histories. The company’s rejection of candidates based on poor credit histories has had “a significant disparate impact” on blacks, said the EEOC.
A handful of states, including Illinois and Washington, ban or severely limit use of credit checks in hiring. Other states and Congress have considered similar laws. Read more on the topic at www.theHRSpecialist.com/background.