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Denied Work Due to Criminal History?

Your Employment Rights May Have Been Violated.

If you’ve been denied employment because of your criminal history, learn about your rights and legal protections under federal and state laws. Explore options to challenge unfair treatment and secure your right to work.

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Under federal law, it is illegal to deny you employment (or fire you) because of your criminal record if the policy or practice disproportionately and unjustifiably excludes people of a particular race or national origin (or another protected category). Under federal law, you also have the right to know what is on your background check before an employer makes any decision based on the report that affect your employment.

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