EEOC Explores Hiring Discrimination Against the Unemployed

In February 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a meeting and heard testimony on whether employers are unfairly screening out the unemployed in hiring. (See the EEOC's press release on the hearing on Out of Work? Out of Luck.) Speakers pointed to job postings that explicitly limit the applicant pool to those who already have a job; in other words, those who are out of work need not apply. To learn more, read the blog post Discrimination Against the Unemployed? in Nolo's Employment Law Blog.