Q: My criminal history is being used illiegaly to deny me an opportunity for employment to better myself who do it tellntx
I have 6 felonies4 of witch are sexual no convictions or arrests since 2008 no trucking company will touch me and iv had several of them tell me blatantly that I am disqualified from employment for my offenses
The EEOC investigates claims of unlawful employment discrimination. It has published a guide on how and when employers may use a job applicant's arrest and conviction record to screen applicants. This guide is focused on when using this information to screen job applicants constitutes discrimination due to race or ethnicity as a result of the disparate impact on such minority populations. If you believe that prospective employers have been using your criminal history to unlawfully discriminate against you based upon your race or ethnicity, you should file a complaint with the EEOC: https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/filing-formal-complaint
Be aware that it is not per se illegal discrimination to use a job applicant's criminal history to screen them for employment. It can become illegal discrimination when a prospective employer is using criminal history as a proxy criterion for discriminating against job applicants based upon their race or ethnicity.
A: Although you cannot expunge or non-disclose felony convictions, you should contact an attorney to review your criminal history with you and determine if there is anything that can be done to clean up your record. However, if I am reading your question correctly and you have 4 convictions for sexually related offenses, those are going to be permanently on your record.
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