Texas v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The state of Texas has long excluded people with felony convictions from many public jobs. This policy ran into an EEOC buzz saw when the agency issued guidance warning employers that if the criminal record screening in their hiring process disproportionately screens out minorities, the employer will need to prove the process is job related and necessary or face Title VII lawsuits from would-be employees. Fifth Circuit: The EEOC exceeded its statutory authority in creating the guidance, so it shall not bind anyone.

Tags: 2019, EEOC, Fifth Circuit, Title VII

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