There has been a lot of discussion lately about the EEOC’s decision to sue Kaplan Higher Education Corporation on the grounds that its policy of using credit histories as part of its applicant screening process had a discriminatory impact on minorities. Also, as noted at the end of last year in the Delaware Employment Law Blog

Last Wednesday, the EEOC held a public meeting at which it took testimony to address the perceived ills associated with the use of applicant credit histories in making hiring or other employment decisions. With unemployment at such high levels across the country, employer credit checks have come under greater scrutiny. Back in August, Illinois enacted the Employee