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  • Employers and landlords should not be banned from asking about any criminal history

    18 35.29%
  • Employees and landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history

    9 17.65%
  • Only employers should be banned from asking about any criminal history

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  • Only landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history

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  • Employers should be allowed to ask about crimes are "significantly related"

    1 1.96%
  • Landlords should be allowed to ask about crimes that are "significantly related"

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  • Both should be allowed to ask about crimes that are "significantly related"

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Where can you look it up online?

    Is there public access to police files?
    It varies from state-to-state, and sometimes even county-to-county. I couldn't say for sure that there's not a national database. I know I have had access to one, but that was about ten years ago and I honestly can't remember the specifics.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I think if an applicant says exactly that, "I got a DUI 22 years ago", I don't think anybody would hold that against them.
    Then they shouldn't mind about not being able to ask.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Then they shouldn't mind about not being able to ask.
    If the employeer doesn't ask, they won't know the truth.

    Maybe a time limit on criminal convictions is needed.

    Maybe within the last 10 years.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Where can you look it up online?

    Is there public access to police files?
    Yes.

    publicrecordcenter.com
    Public Criminal Records Check
    Free Public Criminal Records

    And the list goes on and on and on.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If the employeer doesn't ask, they won't know the truth.

    Maybe a time limit on criminal convictions is needed.

    Maybe within the last 10 years.
    Every application that I have seen in the last 10 years has had the question of "Have you ever been convicted of a felony? If yes list offense _________". Some applications only ask "Have you ever had a felony conviction within the last 7 years? If yes list offense ____________". And still more even ask if you have ever had a misdemeanor on top of the felony question.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    As for the OP, there should be limits on both employers and landlords. Don't outright ban it as that is idiotic considering the recidivism rate. However I would say that a 10 year limit is ok. If someone hasn't commited a crime in 10 years they more than likely learned thier lesson.

    Of course I realize that people can commit crimes during that time and just not get caught. But that is imo a risk that we have to take. For many, the reason that they return to a life of crime after they are free is because employers and landlords make it extremely difficult for a person to get away from the life that they once had.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    I feel either a landlord or an employer should have the right to refuse anyone for any reason they wish no matter how trivial.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    People aren't born criminals, typically.
    Their behavior dictates whether or not they act criminally, as opposed to gay people or those of the various races.

    No they should not be a protected class.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    I helped my son in law get a job where I work. He had a conviction for assault when he was like 19. (got into a fight). He asked me if this would bar him. I told him to be up front and tell the truth. He did. They told him that by being honest and it being years ago, it would mean nothing.

    If he had lied and they found out he would have never been hired. So the question can be used for many reasons.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I helped my son in law get a job where I work. He had a conviction for assault when he was like 19. (got into a fight). He asked me if this would bar him. I told him to be up front and tell the truth. He did. They told him that by being honest and it being years ago, it would mean nothing.

    If he had lied and they found out he would have never been hired. So the question can be used for many reasons.
    for many, many employers that would be an automatic disqualification. i don't know what the answer is, but ex-cons need to have jobs.

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