The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing discount retailer Dollar General Corp., and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees.
Is it really a big deal? Senator Joe Vitale thinks so. Vitale has sponsored legislation that would make it mandatory for any EMT worker to have a mandatory background check prior to their start as an EMT. This would prevent people in a vulnerable situation from being taken advantage of.