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News from State Senator Ed Gomes
     

February 26, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3800
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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On the Web
www.SenatorGomes.cga.ct.gov

Phone
Capitol: 860-240-0509
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420
 

Stand with Workers and Ban the Box

Ed Gomes speaks out
This week I called for the passage of new legislation that would create a set of hiring policies for private employers designed to ensure that applicants with criminal records are evaluated on the merits of their qualifications, not on their criminal records. The bill, An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment, would incorporate "ban the box" policies, which remove the criminal history question from job applications and postpone the background check until a conditional offer is made by the employer. The bill would also require employers to take into account the age of the offense when making hiring decisions.

We have too many hardworking people trying to find jobs that are being disqualified. We need to give everyone that is looking for a job a fair shot. I will continue to fight for an employment system that is fair to all of our communities. Please take a stand with our workers and contact me if you agree with this proposal.
 

 
 

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