I talked about this on my show yesterday.
The federal government has sued two companies for having the audacity of running background checks on applicants. Apparently, running a background check is racist or something.
The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal background checks for job applicants, months after warning companies about how such screenings can discriminate against African Americans.
The suits were filed June 11 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which last year issued new guidelines that cautioned against rejecting minority applicants who have committed a crime and recommended businesses eliminate policies that “exclude people from employment based on a criminal record.”
So … are background checks now illegal, or just background checks on minorities?