Workplace Prof Blog:  “Continuing their recent focus on the potential discriminatory effects on racial and ethic minorities from employers’ use of criminal background checks in hiring, EEOC filed a class action law suit on September 30, 2009.   EEOC alleged that a Dallas-based convention and corporate events planning company unlawfully discriminates against black, Hispanic and male job applicants by using credit histories and certain types of criminal arrests or convictions as selection criteria in hiring.”  Does this mean that a children’s day care could not refuse to hire a convicted child molester?