Bill would ban employers from asking about convictions

Bridgeport Democratic State Sen. Ed Gomes continues to push a bill that would ban private employers from asking about a job applicant's criminal background. Gomes spoke at the Bridgeport Correctional

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2016, 5:19 PM

Updated 3,060 days ago

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Bridgeport Democratic State Sen. Ed Gomes continues to push a bill that would ban private employers from asking about a job applicant's criminal background.
Gomes spoke at the Bridgeport Correctional Center with other supporters of the Ban the Box bill yesterday.
He says the bill would prevent employers from putting a box on a job application asking about an applicant's criminal background before an interview.
Under the bill, an employer could still do a background check after a job is offered to an applicant and then rescind the offer.


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