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.
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She chose me as a tenant over others due to my steady job history, clean criminal and DMV, and am willing to comply with all their little rules others may find annoying....such as absolutely no pets in the building, not even fish, at all, ever.
My sis didn't like that she couldn't bring her dog in even for a few minutes. She had to leave him in the bed of her truck, and then she also had to leash him, as per the rules.
I have to ask one question: clean DMV? Does that mean if you had been in a car accident once, say you ran a red and t-boned someone without causing any major injuries or deaths, that you might not have gotten the place? Otherwise, if you honestly care that little about your privacy, more power to you. It's good that some people are willing to take those spots, or else control freaks would never have anyone to monitor and control.
Basically, if an applicant is such an absent minded retard that they don't even pay attention to street lights, then she sure as hell didn't want that person driving around on her lots where there's always children playing.
The problem is that even if you make if illegal for employers to ask about a personal's criminal background, there are so many other ways to obtain that information. If you committed an assault ten years ago and your name appeared in the local newspaper, it will still be possible to see a record of your crime simply by typing your name in a search engine. There has to be incentives for businesses to take risks to hire ex-cons, like tax breaks or compensation by the state if the person turns out to be a poor worker or commits another crime while employed.
I agree with this. I think that one of the problems is that in our tort system, an employer can be held liable for the actions of an employee, if the employer knows or should have known that they have a history of similar misdeeds. To some extent this makes sense, but I think that employers are so terrified of lawsuits that many of them will categorically reject ANYONE who has been convicted of a crime, even if it's not really relevant.There has to be incentives for businesses to take risks to hire ex-cons, like tax breaks or compensation by the state if the person turns out to be a poor worker or commits another crime while employed.
I agree with those who have suggested a statute of limitations for crimes to show up on a criminal background check: Maybe 10 years after prison release for murder/rape, 5 years for other violent crimes, 2 years for nonviolent felonies, and misdemeanors and/or drug offenses don't show up at all. And for the period of time following their release when the crime DOES show up on the record, perhaps the government could encourage their employment (in fields unrelated to their crime) by taking legal responsibility for the ex-con's on-the-job actions itself instead of forcing the employer to do so. Just a thought...I'm not sure if it would work in practice.
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