Dec

03

How to Seek a Job with a Conviction History: A Fair Chance Hiring Webinar

When

Thursday, Dec 03, 2020

Where

Zoom

Please join Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Legal Aid at Work, and Root & Rebound for step-by-step training on how to take advantage of the Fair Chance Act, which restricts employers from denying jobs on the basis of job applicants’ conviction histories.

We will review the Act’s three components:
  • Ban the Box: prohibits many employers from asking about arrests or convictions until they make a conditional job offer
  • Interactive Process: requires employers to engage in an interactive process with the job applicant to determine if reports of convictions are accurate and, if so, directly related to the job so as to justify revoking a job offer—despite applicant evidence of rehabilitation and mitigating circumstances.
  • Off Limits Information: limits the types of convictions an employer can consider at any point in the hiring process.

You will receive a written toolkit with advice about how to navigate all three parts of this law, and you will participate in role-playing activities to practice those skills during the seminar. You will also receive referrals to legal agencies that can assist you in the process—to prepare for the interactive process or file a complaint to enforce the law’s requirements—and you will have a chance to ask questions of our panelists: directly impacted people who have gone through the process and experienced attorneys and advocates who have helped convicted people obtain jobs.

When

Thursday, Dec 03, 2020

Where

Zoom

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