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Economic Justice | Criminal Records

Texas v. EEOC

In May 2014, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) filed a motion to join the U.S. Department of Justice in defending a recently filed lawsuit challenging the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on the use of criminal records in hiring....More

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Economic Justice | Criminal Records

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Criminal Records Policy – Criminal Records & Employment

Recent surveys of human resource managers show that the vast majority of employers now rely on criminal background checks as part of their applicant screening process.  While employers may consider a wide array of information when evaluating applicants, in some cases, employers can sometime...More

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Economic Justice | Criminal Records

Criminal Records: A Modern Day Scarlet Letter

Over the last several decades, the number of Americans who have contact with the criminal justice system has increased at an alarming rate.  While in 1980 the number of people incarcerated in America was about 500,000, by 2008 it had more than quadrupled to 2.3 million.  The United Sta...More

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