Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Information and Resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

In April of 2012 the Equal Employment Opportunity Council issued new Guidelines For The Use Of Arrest And Conviction Records In Employment And Hiring Decisions.  The new guidelines warn employers that use of criminal history in making employment decisions may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and lead to an investigation.  To support local employers in understanding their rights and responsibilities regarding hiring and employment policies under the new guidelines, WPR has created an informational brochure and presentation.

To view the EEOC Guideline presentation, click here.

WPR staff are also available to present to local community organizations and businesses. To schedule a presentation, please call 734.327.9717.

WPR’s brochure on the EEOC Guidelines is available here (PDF).  Feel  free to print and distribute the brochure as you choose.

Click here to download the EEOC’s Guidelines for the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Hiring and Employment Decisions document.

If you have further questions you may contact the EEOC directly at:

EEOC Headquarters
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20507
202.663.4900 / (TTY) 202.663.4494

Small Business Owners may also contact:
EEOC Small Business Liaison for SE Michigan
Daron Calhoun , 313.226.4607
[email protected]

Other EEOC Resources:

EEOC Website for Small Businesses

InsideCouncil article on EEOC Arrest and Conviction Guidelines