Crime & Punishment: Beware what you ask Philly job applicants

Last year, here and here, I discussed legislation that would prohibit Philadelphia employers from asking job applicants about certain arrests and making any personnel decisions based on records of an arrest that does not result in a conviction. That legislation is now the law. That law is the Philadelphia Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Act.

Let’s practice…

“So, do you have any old arrests for streaking across the field at Citizens Bank Park?” — Illegal.

“How much would I have to pay you to skate across the ice at the Wells Fargo Center in a nude bodysuit?” — Stupid. Inviting a sexual-harassment claim. But, technically, legal under the new Act.

For more specifics of the Act, check out this e-Alert from my Dilworth Paxson colleagues, Marjorie Obod and Katharine Hartman.

h/t Janette Levey Frisch

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