Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act petition

The use of credit reports in hiring decisions is rapidly becoming a common occurrence, with over 60% of employers nationwide using the credit histories to evaluate job applicants. This form of subtle employment discrimination should not be allowed in New York City.

Employers should not use credit history to discriminate against job applicants.

Many New Yorkers have poor credit through no fault of their own - because of medical emergencies, loss of a spouse, identity theft, or student loans. Credit reports also do not reflect a person's job performance and often have errors.

This practice denies potentially-qualified New Yorkers much needed jobs, and also creates a cruel Catch-22: individuals are falling behind on bills due to unemployment and yet they are unable to find a job because of their poor credit.

I support the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act.

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posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-20 20:11:30 -0500
support the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act! credit discrimination is yet another factor contributing to racial discrepancy in (un)employment.
signed 2014-12-10 12:35:32 -0500
signed 2014-11-16 20:25:25 -0500
credit checks for job employment even on federal or state jobs must be made illegal
signed 2014-05-05 13:56:14 -0400
signed 2014-04-23 18:45:06 -0400
Please pass this it’s against the law to do this to people.
signed 2014-03-13 16:40:03 -0400