Marlton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/08/2018 -- It can be extremely difficult for those with a prior conviction to obtain employment due to the stigma attached to having a criminal record. While employers have every right to hire an applicant that they see fit for a particular position, their ability to base their hiring decision of a prospective employee based on a criminal background is limited. The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC may be able to assist individuals who believe they have been wrongfully terminated or denied employment because of a prior arrest or conviction.
In recent years, the government has pushed for new legislation to make the employment process for ex-cons less of a challenge with one simple tweak, and that is to "ban the box." The Ban the Box movement removes the box on the employment application that asks for criminal history, so employers first look at the applicant's qualifications, and not his or her record.
In Philadelphia for example, an employer cannot conduct a criminal background check until a conditional job offer has been made. Any person who has sought employment in Philadelphia who believes he or she has been discriminated against due to a prior conviction should contact the experienced team of Philadelphia employment discrimination lawyers at the Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC. It is the firm's top priority to bring justice to those who have received unequal treatment and uphold workplace fairness in accordance with the law.
Because the Ban the Box laws are constantly changing, any person in need of an employment discrimination lawyer in Camden County or its surrounding areas is encouraged to contact The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC at 800-406-8013.
About The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC
The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, handles many types of cases, including whistleblower and Qui Tam claims, as well as discrimination and employment violations. They focus on building a strong relationship with their clients and maintain an open channel of communication.
To learn more about the law firm and the types of clients they represent, visit their website at http://www.jacobsonrooks.com/.