EEOC Cracks Down on Systemic Discrimination: What In-House and Employment Lawyers Need to Know to Minimize Risks in Hiring Practices

Program Number: 2307

Program Date: 02/25/2013


While employers want to be able to hire the best and most qualified to staff every position, the myriad equal employment opportunity laws often intervene to roadblock these efforts. The enforcement priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are making these hiring decisions increasingly difficult for employers. For example, the EEOC recently issued new guidance for conducting criminal background checks during the hiring process that severely limit how and when employers can rely on criminal arrest and conviction records in making hiring and other employment decision. Other neutral criteria garnering a hard look by the EEOC include credit histories and employment status. In this program, especially for in-house and employment lawyers, Jon Hyman provides valuable insights to help identify and avoid the various risks that come with one of the EEOC’s highest enforcement priorities—systemic discrimination.

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50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
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Jonathan T. Hyman, Esq.

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL

Jonathan T. Hyman, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL, where he concentrates his practice in the representation of companies in employment disputes, including litigation with terminated employees and disputes over trade secrets and non-competition agreements. He also advises individuals and companies on a wide-range of employment, human relations, and labor-relations issues, and serves an “outside in-house counsel” role for businesses that lack an in-house labor & employment attorney, where he drafts policies and handbooks, audits HR practices and procedures, and advises companies on day-to-day HR issues such as employee discipline and terminations and workplace investigations. Mr. Hyman, who frequently writes and speaks on employment-related issues, is the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer’s Law Blog (, which the ABA has commended as one of the top five labor and employment blogs in the country for 2010, and one of the top 100 legal blogs overall. LexisNexis has also named his blog to its list of the Top 25 Labor & Employment Blogs of 2011. He also authored and edited the book, Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace, available from