House Bill Seeks To Halt Discrimination Against Jobless

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Hank Johnson, D-Ga., introduced legislation Tuesday that would block employers from discriminating against out-of-work applicants.

The Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011, H.R. 2501, would keep both employers and recruiters from refusing to consider unemployed workers for available positions, and would prevent them from including language in any job postings indicating that the unemployed should not apply, the representatives said in a statement.

The bill seeks to protect the more than 6 million Americans who have been out of work for...
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