Rep. Cohen Reintroduces Legislation to Limit Use of Credit Reports by Employers: On January 20, 2011, U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) reintroduced the Equal Employment for All Act (H.R. 321) in the House. The Act would prohibit employers from using the credit reports of employees and prospective employees to make employment decisions including hiring, promotions, transfers and terminations. The practice of using credit reports to make employment decisions has been criticized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which recently filed a class action suit claiming the process violates the Civil Rights Act because it has a disparate impact on minorities. Rep. Cohen first introduced the Equal Employment for All Act in August 2009.