District of Columbia Council Passes Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act to Ban Credit Checks by Employers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Council for the District of Columbia (D.C.) has passed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act” (Bill 21-244) to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 and prohibit employers from taking discriminatory action against job applicants and current employees based on their credit report information.

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Washington DC Passes Ban the Box Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has signed Ban the Box legislation – The Fair Criminal Record Screening Act of 2014 – that will prevent employers more than 10 employees working in District of Columbia (D.C.) from asking job candidates about their criminal history on initial job applications. …

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Lawsuit against WMATA Alleges Background Check Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) claims that WMATA’s criminal background check policy violates the civil rights of African Americans, according to a report by The Washington Post.

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