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Avoiding a Court Date with the EEOC - Tales from Background Checking Lawsuits

Avoiding a Court Date with the EEOC - Tales from Background Checking Lawsuits

Pam Devata, partner at Seyfarth Shaw and one of the defense attorneys in the EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corporation case, discusses Kaplan’s victory, some of the recent lawsuits filed by the EEOC relating to background checks and what the EEOC is focused on both in litigation and pre-litigation.

She presents with Paul Kehoe, Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw. Mr. Kehoe will provide great insight about the EEOC, as he was formerly the Attorney Advisor to the Commissioner at the EEOC.

They share best practices to help keep you out of court and provide insight into the ever-changing legislation, including:

  • EEOC criminal history guidance
  • New legislation relating to ban the box and use of criminal history
  • Recent litigation by the EEOC
  • Practical tips to help mitigate risk.

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