The United States’ Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has allocated employment protocol for employers in order to prevent discrimination in the hiring process.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC defines specific terms in regards to protocol by which an employee must abide.
This information can be accessed directly through the EEOC at: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm
The Act discusses Employer Practices in particular with regard to “fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin”.
With over 80% of employers conducting background checks – whether through criminal records or even through social media – it is important to know your rights and prevent discrimination from occurring in the workplace.