Episode 4 Fighting for Your Best Interest

Criminal Record Discrimination: What You Need to Know

When you have a criminal record, you might find it difficult to compete in today’s tight job market. Criminal record discrimination fails to account that many people learn from their mistakes. And that those people are trying so hard to make amends and start a new life. Job seekers with criminal records have some legal rights too and it’s important you know them.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 01:09 - When can an employer legally take action against your employment (failure to hire or termination) based on your criminal record?

  • 01:43 - What happens if you’re convicted?

  • 01:48 - Two reasons why an employer can’t deny you a job or terminate you.

  • 02:29 - What are the factors taken into consideration based on the New York State policy before an employer can deny you a job due to a criminal conviction?

  • 05:59 - What is the Ban-the-Box Law of New York City?

  • 07:26 - How did the recent New York City ban on pre-employment testing of marijuana affect the hiring practice of employers?

  • 09:32 - Are there exemptions to the pre-employment testing of marijuana?

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