Bias Against the Unemployed?

March 1, 2011

WASHINGTON—The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun a probe of whether employers and recruitment firms are unlawfully barring the unemployed from applying for certain jobs, the agency’s chairman said. EEOC Chairman Jacqueline Berrien said at a hearing on February 16, 2011 that the agency began hearing anecdotal reports of the practice last summer, including from…

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