Refuse to hire a convicted felon? The EEOC will sue you.
Evidently Obama really doesn't care about jobs. If he did, his EEOC wouldn't be pursuing actions that clearly discourage hiring.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...630786614.html
If a background check discloses a criminal offense, the EEOC expects a company to do an intricate "individualized assessment" that will somehow prove that it has a "business necessity" not to hire the ex-offender (or that his offense disqualifies him for a specific job). Former EEOC General Counsel Donald Livingston, in testimony in December to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, warned that employers could be considered guilty of "race discrimination if they choose law abiding applicants over applicants with criminal convictions" unless they conduct a comprehensive analysis of the ex-offender's recent life history.
Funny how these government bureaucrats lose sight of the fact that business owners have, or should have, an absolute right to hire, or choose not to hire, anyone.