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Congressman Introduces Law Regard Felon Employment
As you may know the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision has determinated that denying someone employment due to their Criminal History is unlawful discrimination.
Well a member of Congress in Michigan has introduced a law that would further support the EEOC's decision by making it illegal for employers to even inquire about a candidates criminal background except for a few circumstances.
With more and more people getting out of prison every day and not being able to get a job or housing due to discrminatory practices towards felons this is a ray of hope
Latest Title: Ban the Box Act
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Hansen [MI-13] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.