Appeals Court ruling rejects EEOC method to show employment discrimination through credit checks

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the methods used by the EEOC, but supporters say the underlying issues of discrimination are still present

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling that, in effect, allows businesses and other organizations the right to continue to screen employment applications through credit checks.

While the legal team that represented the defendant in the case, Kaplan Higher Education Corp., was pleased with the victory, others, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which brought the case, were disappointed.

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