BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (“BMW”) entered into a consent decree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) regarding allegations that they discriminated against African American logistics employees through application of criminal background checks which had a disparate impact and lead to said employees termination.

You will recall that the issue in the BMW litigation involved

On July 29th, U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood ruled that Dollar General must give the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hiring records from 2004-2008, and explain to the EEOC the “purported business necessity” for performing criminal background checks on job applicants.  Dollar General had challenged the EEOC’s requests, arguing that the post-2008 data

A federal court in Ohio held in Waldon v. Cincinnati Public Schools (1:12-CV-00677) that an Ohio law (H.B. 190 effective 11/14/07) requiring a criminal background check of current school employees raises a plausible claim of disparate impact under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for two individuals terminated as a result of the