Sue’s Story Presented to US Commission on Civil Rights
December 2012, Lucia Bone, Founder of The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E., was invited to testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The hearing was in response to the EEOC changing their guidelines on the use of pre-employment criminal background checks. C.A.U.S.E. strongly supports the use of proper criminal background checks.
A pre-employment background check could and should have saved Sue Weaver’s life as well as many others. Armed with the knowledge of a background investigation, it would have alerted the employer of Sue’s killer to his criminal background. They would have known that a twice convicted sex offender would not be an appropriate choice to send into their clients’ homes. Instead no criminal background check was done and Sue paid the ultimate price for that employer’s negligence.
C.A.U.S.E. strongly believes that everyone has the right to work, just not every job is appropriate for everyone. The complete transcript from the hearing is available, Lucia’s testimony begins on page 94.
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