Long Island Criminal Record Discrimination Lawyers
New York Employment Lawyers Representing Clients in Criminal Record Discrimination Cases
You deserve to apply for jobs and to be hired regardless of whether you have a criminal record. Many New York residents who have been convicted of criminal offenses worry that they will not be able to secure employment even though they have served their sentences and are working tirelessly to make significant changes in their lives. If you have a criminal record, you should not have to fear that a criminal history will continue to follow you for the rest of your working life. You deserve a chance at a fresh start.
While you may be concerned that a potential employer will discriminate against you because of a previous arrest or conviction on your criminal record, you should know that this kind of discrimination is unlawful according to New York law. If you have faced unlawful discrimination, or if you need assistance ensuring that you are treated fairly by an employer, our Long Island criminal record discrimination lawyers are here to help.
New York Law Protects Against Criminal Record Discrimination on Long Island
Whether you live on Long Island or are simply applying for a job on Long Island, you should know that the New York State Human Rights Law protects you from criminal record discrimination. According to the New York Division of Human Rights, the law expressly protects New Yorkers who fall into any of the following categories:
- You have an arrest record even though you ultimately beat the charges you faced;
- You have an arrest record that has been sealed;
- You have a youth offender adjudication on your record; or
- You have been convicted of a criminal offense.
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