By Bruce Reilly on June 29, 2013
Yesterday, mere hours before the House passed “Ban the Box” (5507A) by a 62-3 vote, I spoke with a friend who had been told by a temp agency he is “toxic,” and they could never hire him. I said this wasn’t a good case for litigation under federal law. He didn’t care about suing anyone; he was just feeling down about his job search. Unlike most of the 2014 college graduates (with dual degree Honors) my friend has a criminal record from age 16.
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