Crothall Services Group, Wayne, Pa., admitted it had used criminal history background assessments in its hiring decisions. But, according to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), failing to keep adequate records on the impact those assessments had on applicants’ race, sex or ethnic groups was a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (UGESP). The two sides entered into a four-year consent decree and agreed to settle the case. Crothall Services Group agreed to change its record keeping and reporting procedures when it uses criminal background information.

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