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Amicus Brief in El vs. SEPTA (Community Legal Services)

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

Amicus Brief filed by Community Legal Services of Pennsylvania in Title VII Employment Discrimination case El vs. SEPTA where SEPTA required paratransit subcontractors to refuse to hire some or all people with criminal records.

Brief argues that a growing number of ex-offenders face employment discrimination and are being denied jobs based on criminal records, and that an employer does not have a "business necessity" to reject an ex-offender unless it has considered the nature and gravity of his offenses, the time that has passed, and the nature of the job.

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