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EEOC Guidance on Consideration of Criminal History

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Equal Employment Commission’s guidance regarding the role of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions.

Texas law precludes school district employment for persons with certain criminal history. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cautions against precluding employment based on criminal history without an individual assessment of each applicant and position sought. The following FAQs analyze this guidance as it relates to school district employees.