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Amicus Brief in El vs. SEPTA (NAACP LDF)

  • Organization: NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Wednesday, December 14, 2005
  • Submitted: Friday, December 29, 2006
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Amicus Brief filed by NAACP LDF in El vs. SEPTA Title VII Employment Discrimination case in the Third Circuit against SEPTA for requiring paratransit subcontractors to refuse to hire some or all people with criminal records.

Brief highlights persistenc of racial disparity at all levels of the criminal justice system and the impact of that disparity on hiring decisions and policies for African American job applicants; collateral consequences of criminal proceedings and the necessity for public policy that encourages employment opportunities and rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated people.

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