In California and elsewhere, hiring discrimination is illegal. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has confirmed that a settlement claim has been reached in a case involving discrimination against an African American job seeker. Purportedly, federal employment regulators have come to an agreement with JB Hunt Transport, Inc. addressing the issue of employment discrimination.
With the start of a new year, many people who have been financially strapped and looking for work may have just been given a new advantage. Effective on January 1, employers have been banned by the State of California from using credit checks to decide who to hire, making the practice employment discrimination.