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Letter Re: Job Advertisement that Specified Against Applicants with Criminal History (Legal Action Center)

  • Organization: Legal Action Center
  • Author: Sally Friedman
  • Document Type: Form (other)
  • Date Created: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
  • Submitted: Tuesday, October 04, 2005
  • Attachment(s): DOC

Letter from Legal Action Center attorney to an employer who posted a job ad that specified ""no felony convictions."" The letter lays out Article 23-A of the New York State Correction Law and Section 296 of the New York State Executive Law (Human Rights Law), and explains that blanket employment discrimination against people with criminal records is illegal under these laws.

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