Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report, 'Assessing the Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Conviction Records Policy'

46 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2017  

Gail L. Heriot

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

In December of 2013, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled, "Assessing the Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Conviction Records Policy.” This Statement by Commissioner Gail Heriot (who is also a professor of law at the University of San Diego) was part of that report. The statement critiques the EEOC's policy from a variety of standpoints.

Keywords: EEOC, ban the box, criminal background checks, Title VII, disparate impact, ex-offenders reintegration, race discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Commission on Civil Rights, criminal records, employment discrimination

JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10, K14

Suggested Citation

Heriot, Gail L., Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report, 'Assessing the Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Conviction Records Policy' (2013). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-251. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2898344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2898344

Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

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