BMW Settles with EEOC for $1.6 Million

September 9, 2015 | posted in: Background Check Requirements, EEOC, Title VII | by

In 2013, the EEOC filed suit against BMW for their employment practices, alleging that the automaker illegally fired employees who were found ineligible under the corporate hiring policy. The policy was cited as overly broad, meaning that certain types of crimes were an automatic disqualifier regardless of how long ago the crime occurred or whether the crime was a felony or misdemeanor. BMW has agreed to pay $1.6 million in a settlement—meaning the projected costs of litigation would have been much higher.

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