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Criminal background checks are commonly used in the hiring process, but are exposing employers to greater liability. Specifically, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) believes that the background checks have a disparate impact on minority applicants, which violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In this on-demand webinar, our partners at Hunton & Williams LLP delve into their myriad experience with this topic, so you can better protect your business from any potential issues:
Attendees will learn from our expert’s exposures, lessons learned in the trenches, and thoughts on avoiding liability for the proper and important use of criminal background check information.
Meet our experts:
Lindsay B. Velarde, Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP: Lindsay's practice focuses on labor and employment law matters, including litigation in federal and state courts, and administrative practice before federal, state, and local agencies. Her practice also includes providing advice to employers concerning claims of discrimination, workplace harassment, and employer policies and procedures.
In addition to her regular law practice, Lindsay contributes significant time to the firm's pro bono efforts. She is a member of the Washington office Pro Bono Committee and administers the office’s Pro Bono "Attorney of the Day" Program. Through the program, firm attorneys provide pro bono representation for victims of domestic violence seeking protective orders in Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Lindsay is a member of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Kevin J. White Esq. Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP: Kevin has a national practice that focuses on complex employment litigation and employment advice and counseling. In particular, Kevin has extensive experience representing clients in discrimination class action litigation, governmental agency systemic discrimination investigations, and wage and hour litigation.
Other significant aspects of Kevin’s practice include conducting internal investigations, advising clients regarding executive contract issues, and monitoring client personnel actions for evidence of disparate impact discrimination.
During law school, Kevin was a law clerk for the Texas Third Court of Appeals, and following law school, he was a law clerk for the Hon. Harry Lee Hudspeth, Chief Judge, US District Court for the Western District of Texas. Kevin is admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
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