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Ban the Box Antidiscrimination Ordinance (City of New Haven)

  • Organization: New Haven Community Services Administration
  • Document Type: Legal memo
  • Date Created: Monday, January 04, 2010
  • Submitted: Monday, January 04, 2010
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Drafted by the City's Community Services Administration, this ordinance removes from all City job applications the "box" or query relating to an applicant's conviction history. Under this ordinance, the City may inquire about any conviction history an applicant may have only after it has made the applicant a provisional offer of employment on the basis of that individual's qualifications. In addition, vendors contracting with the City must, under the ordinance, attest that they have hiring policies consistent with the City's own.

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