Employers and landlords should not be banned from asking about any criminal history
Employees and landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history
Only employers should be banned from asking about any criminal history
Only landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history
Employers should be allowed to ask about crimes are "significantly related"
Landlords should be allowed to ask about crimes that are "significantly related"
Both should be allowed to ask about crimes that are "significantly related"
I do not know.
Look at it from the ex-con's perspective: Suppose he just got out of prison for doing something stupid, and he wants to clean up his act...but in order to do that he needs to get a job. Who is going to hire him with a recent criminal conviction? If he can't find a job, he's more likely to return to crime and end up right back in prison.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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Take a possession charge for using pot, for example. I personally have no issue with pot use. However, maybe I don't want a tenant getting that smell deep into the home, much like cigarettes and pets. I may not rent to you just because you're a smoker. The fact that what you smoke happens to be illegal has nothing to do with it, but if your criminal history says you smoke, all else being equal I'll pass you up.
Also, maybe you got some stupid statutory rape charge long ago, not because you're a sexual predator but because her parents didn't like you and caught you on a legal technicality. Well, all else being equal, I may actually proffer you, because I know your options are limited, which means you're more reliable to pay on time, and will slightly add to the rent.
Last edited by Jerry; 07-27-11 at 04:05 PM.
I read this thread and have to laugh...employers and landlords have the right in every state to do criminal background checks and most credit checks..
They dont know what your crimes are until they do the checks...get over it...it will never change
They will just need to cover their ass. It's all to easy to simply select someone else.
'Cuz I'll tell you what, it's illegal to discriminate against sexual orientation, but all else being equal, I won't rent to a same-sex couple who aren't and have no intention of raising a child. Like I said it's to easy to simply choose another renter.
Last edited by Jerry; 07-27-11 at 04:19 PM.