Time to Benchmark Your Individualized Assessment Process
Four years ago, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) introduced the “individualized assessment” to be completed for applicants who have a criminal record returned from a background check. With minimal instruction provided, companies have gone down varied paths to fulfill the guidance requirement.
Curious what other companies are doing?
So were we. We surveyed 2000 companies, and now you can get the results. Join us March 31 at 1:00 ET to find out! Hear the top recommendations and learn:
- Who is typically involved in an individual assessment
- How they apply the process worldwide
- Where the process falls short and needs improvement
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Ms. Devata is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She specializes in all aspects of employment defense including counseling, training, and litigation. Ms. Devata's employment litigation practice includes state and federal court cases involving allegations of sex, race, and national origin discrimination and harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state laws.
Ms. Devata has a special emphasis on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws effecting background screening. She counsels both employers and providers (resellers and consumer reporting agencies) of background information on compliance requirements under the FCRA and related state laws, and has been involved in litigation regarding these issues. Ms. Devata is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.
Bret Jardine leads legal counsel for First Advantage. With more than ten years in this industry, Bret provides product oversight guiding best practices in criminal record access and usage used in hiring and housing. Mr. Jardine has helped thousands of clients understand the impact of the criminal records in risk mitigation.
Prior to joining First Advantage, Bret was employed with Zimmet Unice, Salzman Heyman & Jardine PA where he served as partner handling commercial litigation. Bret graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Florida and received his juris doctor from Stetson University College of Law.