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Sample letters for job-seekers to send to employers and agencies. The letters address such topics as: protections for job-seekers with criminal records; asking about the reason for denial, and asking for a copy of the background report; explaining the significance of Certificates of Relief; and unlawful termination based on the discovery of a criminal record, among many others.


  • Letter to National Association of Professional Background Screeners Re: Illegal for Credit Reporting Agencies to Maintain and Report on Violations (Legal Action Center)

  • Sample Letter Requesting Reason for Job Denial and Copy of Background Report (Legal Action Center)

  • Sample General Letter Explaining Protections for Job-Seekers with Criminal Records (The Bronx Defenders / Legal Action Center)

  • Sample Letter Re: Illegal to Ask About Arrests in Job Interview (Legal Action Center)

  • Sample Letter Re: Illegal Employment Denial Based on Violation Conviction (The Bronx Defenders)

  • Sample Letter to City Agency re: Denial of Job or Suspension Based on ACD (The Bronx Defenders)

  • Sample Letter to DOE Appealing Termination Based on Old Criminal Record (Legal Action Center)

  • Sample Letter to Employer Explaining Signifigance of Certificate of Relief from Disabilities (Center for Community Alternatives)

  • Sample Reference Letter for Challenge to Termination Based on Discovery of a Criminal Record (Legal Action Center)

  • Response letter with information re: criminal charges (The Bronx Defenders)

  • Sample Character Letter for Applicant for Nursing License (Center for Community Alternatives)

  • Employment letter re: Dismissed and Sealed Case

  • Sample Letter Re: Illegal Job Advertisement (Legal Action Center)

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