The Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance

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It is illegal in Philadelphia for employers to ask about criminal backgrounds during the job application process. The Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance (“Ban the Box”) helps ensure that employers initially make hiring and other employment decisions based on work qualifications, without considering a person’s criminal record. The law restricts when an employer can inquire about a person’s criminal history and how it can be used. Ban the Box helps to open doors to employment for the 1 in 3 Philadelphians with a criminal record, and reduces recidivism. Click here to view the poster.