Discrimination in Employment Screening (Watch)

Discrimination in Employment Screening (Watch)

SB 798 (Braynon) prohibits a private employer from excluding an applicant from the initial interview for employment due to his or her conviction history of certain crimes. Employers would also be prohibited from requiring the applicant to disclose certain convictions either on an employment application, prior to the initial interview, or before making a conditional offer of employment. This section does not prevent an employer from considering an applicant’s conviction history when making a hiring decision. (Hughes)