Hiring Discrimination: A Fair Chance for Applicants with a Criminal History

Issues involving discrimination are some of the most common in employment law. Employment attorneys in New York City frequently see cases involving prejudice and unfair treatment in the workplace, often stemming from discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, or national origin. Employees can be penalized or even fired as a result of discriminatory attitudes. However, in some cases, discrimination can occur before an employee is even hired—and discrimination in the hiring process is illegal, just as workplace discrimination is.

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