Have you been denied a job, denied a promotion, or fired because of a prior arrest or conviction?

With more than 92% of employers using background checks in their hiring decisions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is concerned that these criminal background checks are having an unfair and unlawful impact on minority applicants. The EEOC recently issued new guidelines acknowledging that:

If you have been denied a job, denied a promotion, or fired because of a prior arrest or conviction, you may be able to bring a legal claim against the employer.

What You Can Do If You Believe Your Rights Have Been Violated

CONTACT AN ATTORNEY: If you believe you were not hired because of an arrest or conviction, or would like more information about your rights, you can contact the Council on Crime and Justice Criminal Record Hotline Number at 612-353-3024 or contact an employment discrimination attorney at Nichols Kaster, PLLP for a free consultation via toll-free telephone at 877-448-0492.