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Ban the Box

Ban the Box by Alan Krystal

{4:42 minutes to read} One standard question that often appears on job applications is an inquiry as to whether the applicant has a prior criminal conviction. It’s a question that presents a “no-win” proposition to an applicant with a prior criminal record:

  • An honest response can immediately eliminate the applicant from further consideration.
  • Answering falsely can blow up in the applicant’s face if the employer performs a criminal background check.

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