Anyone who has ever committed a non-violent crime wants a second chance in life, including finding employment. The problem is, many employers discriminate against hiring people that have a criminal record – even if the crime was minor and happened more than a decade ago.
Contact A Rochester Employment Discrimination Lawyer Today
The New York State Human Rights Law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against hiring people who have been convicted of a non-violent felony or misdemeanor and completed their sentence over 10 years ago. The law further extends protection for people convicted of a non-violent crime by allowing them to seal up to two records, which prevents employers from seeing their criminal pasts. Any employer that decides not to hire someone based on a non-violent crime that took place more than a decade ago risks being accused of discrimination.
The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC stand ready to defend your rights if you have been discriminated against by a potential employer because of a conviction from your past. Call 8885294543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation.