Cracking Down On Unemployment Discrimination In Calif.

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Facing continuing high levels of unemployment, state and federal legislators are increasingly considering laws which prohibit discrimination based on the fact that a job applicant is unemployed. As of now, one state, New Jersey, has implemented such a law, while the legislature of a second state, Oregon, has also passed a similar law which awaits action by the governor.

Legislation that would prohibit discrimination against the unemployed has also been recently proposed in Congress, the District of Columbia and by various states, including Connecticut, Florida, Illinois,...
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