Unemployment Discrimination?

September 17th, 2011 by JBWK

Along with a number of other employment-related provisions, the proposed American Jobs Act President Obama has presented contains an important provision quickly becoming a hot-button issue: discriminating against the unemployed.

The American Jobs Act, in its current form, would prohibit employers from excluding applicants who are presently unemployed. One state, New Jersey, has banned the practice already.

The upside: employers would continue to be able to review the applicant’s reason for unemployment and past work history.

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