Oregon House OKs Ban On Job Ads Excluding Unemployed

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2012, 8:10 PM EST) -- Members of the Oregon House on Monday approved legislation that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against unemployed job seekers, following the lead of the federal government and several other states that have considered such measures.

The House voted 56-4 in favor of Senate Bill 1548, which prohibits an employer from including language in a job announcement suggesting that a person who is unemployed should not apply or will not be considered for the opening. Employers could be fined $1,000 for each violation, according...
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