Background Check Discrimination Lawyer
Serving Minneapolis / St. Paul and Surrounding Areas
The Joseph A. Larson Law Firm represents people who have been denied employment because of information an employer received through a background check, including credit histories and criminal records. In certain situations, an employer’s use of this information to make an employment decision violates the law.
Employers are increasingly conducting background checks on applicants and using criminal and credit history as grounds for denying employment. Because of the racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system and in the credit rating system, the use of background checks can result in discrimination. Even though the discrimination may not be intentional, federal, state and local laws make it illegal for an employer to use a screening device that causes disparate impact based on an individual’s race or ethnicity. An experienced employment attorney can help you determine whether your criminal or credit history played a role in an employment decision and, if so, whether you have grounds for pursuing a case against the employer.
If you think you have been discriminated against because of an illegal background check, you need an experienced employment attorney on your side. Protect your rights and contact the Joseph A. Larson Law Firm PLLC for a consultation today.
To schedule a free analysis of your claim, call (612) 618-8361.