I recently read an article describing that the Equal Employment Oportunity Commision has determined that descriminatiing against an applicant specifically because of a conviction violates the EEOC guidelines. Obviously if you read the guidelines you will not see anything in them relating to convictions. However if they did in fact determine that it is a violation of EEOC guidelines to deny employement based soley on a conviction then doesnt that give a person the right to file a discrimination lawsuit against an employer even if the particular state does allow denial based on convictions. I thought federal was over state.
So my question is this: Can I file suit with the EEOC for discrimination if I am denied employment based on nothing more than a conviction when the conviction has absolutely no relevance to the position being applied for. I was also only 17 when the offenses occurred and I am now going on 26, so I feel like I am being unfairly denied jobs that I am most definitely qualified for and even over qualified in many cases. How would I file a complaint if I can indeed do so.