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'
Gail L. Heriot
University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-251
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 46
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
Date posted: January 14, 2017