6 ways to avoid being the EEOC's next hiring "test case"

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently held a meeting with "a battery of experts" on disparate treatment in hiring. According to the EEOC, hiring discrimination continues to run rampant.

Time for a grain of salt here: According to the EEOC's press release, most of the experts were from the EEOC, or were individuals who had been denied jobs and claimed they were discriminated against. Only one individual from an "employer" group was quoted (scroll way down for Rae Vann's comments). So I'm respectfully skeptical that there is an epidemic of hiring discrimination -- particularly so, since we know that the EEOC considers background and credit checks, and discrimination against the unemployed, to be illegal.

Plus, who's hiring these days, anyway?

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