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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 12, 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Goodlettsville-based Dollar General and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees. The Memphis Daily News reports that the two lawsuits are the agency’s first since it revised its guidance last year to warn employers against overly broad criminal checks to screen workers.