This booklet discusses an individual’s rights under New York State law regarding criminal records and employment. The booklet details, among other things, what employers may ask about an individual’s criminal record, how an individual should describe their criminal record, what information an individual must provide to their employer regarding their criminal record, and what to do if asked an illegal question by an employer.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.