It may be a violation of state law to discriminate against a job applicant because of an arrest or conviction record. In order to protect yourself from discrimination use the guide below to learn your legal rights. If you have been a victim of arrest or conviction record discrimination you may be entitled to significant compensation. We take discrimination cases on a contingency and require no upfront payment. That means we only get paid if we are successful.
Conviction Discrimination Guide
1 An employer can never fire an employee for a pending criminal charge.
2 An employer can never ask about past arrests.
3 An employer may only consider pending charges or convictions if the offenses are substantially related to the specific job you are applying for.
4 An employer cannot have a rule stating that people with conviction records will not be hired.
5Employers cannot refuse to hire someone or fire an employee with a pending charge or conviction because other workers or customers do not want that person at the workplace.
- If you believe you have been a victim of arrest or conviction record discrimination call (608) 829-1112 or email for immediate, free legal advice from an attorney.