Employers Should Brace For EEOC Hiring Bias Crackdown

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT) -- With the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission signaling it plans to focus on cases over discrimination in hiring, attorneys say employers should make sure their pre-employment testing and other applicant screening practices comply with the law before the agency comes calling.

The agency highlighted the elimination of systemic barriers in recruitment and hiring as one of its top enforcement priorities in the draft Strategic Enforcement Plan it released Sept. 4. According to that plan, the EEOC will target both class-based intentional hiring discrimination and facially neutral hiring practices that adversely impact protected groups.

The draft maintains the EEOC is better situated...

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