Workplace Fairness is on the look out for important advancements in employee rights. That’s why we want our readers to take note of Fair-Chance Hiring Take Action Day. Check backÂ here tomorrow morning for more information on Ban the Box on our blog, Today’s Workplace!
For now, here’s what you can do to getÂ from information sent to us by NELP:
JoinÂ NELP and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today for a National Day of Action calling on President Obama to give people with records a fair chance at employment with federal agencies and contractors — because a mistake from the past shouldn’t be a life sentence to joblessness.
1. SEND A TWEET URGING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO TAKE ACTION:
.@POTUS can help open up employment opportunities for qualified job-seekers with records #BanTheBox #FairChance pic.twitter.com/73sQk8oixo
#FairChance reforms restore hope & opportunity to qualified job-seekers with an arrest or conviction record. @POTUS, itâ€™s time to #BanTheBox
2. SIGN A LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
Tell him itâ€™s time for the White House to lead the way in adopting fair-chance hiring practices. People should be judged on their skills and qualifications, not solely on a past mistake.
Did you know?
Seventeen states and more than 100 cities and counties have already adopted fair-chance hiring policies for people with records. So too have big companies such as Walmart, Home Depot, Target, and even Koch Industries.Â If they can do it, why canâ€™t our federal government?