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Criminal Record Risk Factor Assessment Checklist

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) identifies the following factors as appropriate considerations when an employer assesses whether an applicant (or an incumbent employee) has a record of rehabilitation that shows a likelihood that the person will commit acts harmful to the employer’s customers, clients or workforce:

Consideration Factors

Other factors not specifically listed by the EEOC but relevant to many persons with a criminal conviction:

Consideration Factors

Source: EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; SHRM/Lewis Maltby, President, National Workrights Institute.