Job Applications and Criminal Records

Job seekers with a criminal history often wonder whether they have to disclose that information when applying for a job. On many job applications, there is an option to check a box indicating whether or not you have a criminal record or conviction. If you check yes, you are asked to explain your circumstances.There is a good chance that if you check yes, a prospective employer will deny you employment even before they read the rest of your application. Find out about background checks and ban the box legislation here.

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