House Hearing on EEOC Policies Tomorrow

by Roger Clegg

Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections will hold a hearing entitled “The Regulatory and Enforcement Actions of EEOC: Examining the Concerns of Stakeholders.” There will be a live webcast.

The committee’s press release notes members’ “shared concerns with EEOC ‘guidance’ that limits employers’ use of criminal background checks during the hiring process.” Relatedly, it also notes the subcommittee’s interest regarding the Commission’s increasing reliance on cases alleging “systemic” discrimination, rather than focusing its efforts on individual complaints of discrimination. 

I say “relatedly” because the common denominator is the Obama administration’s infatuation with the “disparate impact” approach to civil-rights enforcement.

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