He's asking because he's heard that Chicago will start doing fingerprinting soon (everywhere uses NYC as a model).... and he wants to know how it works. I've already explained that everything shows up on FBI background checks...if you were fingerprinted then it'll be on the report. I think he'll be just fine. But, NYC is super-liberal and DeBlasio is all about giving ex-offenders opportunities to work. And, there's a special law in NYS that protects ex-offenders from being discriminated against based on a background. It was in the news last year... hold on, I'll try to pull it up.
The New York State Human Rights Law states
that an applicant may not be denied
employment or licensure because of his or
her conviction record unless there is a
between the offense and the job or
license sought, or unless hiring or
licensure would create an unreas
onable risk to property or to
public or individual safety.
This law applies to employers with ten or more employees.
A person with a criminal
record who is denied employment is entitle
d to a statement of
the reasons for such
Factors to consider in
analyzing whether employme
nt may be denied are found
in N.Y. Corrections Law, Article 23-A.
In addition, an employer may not inquire about
nor act upon an arrest that was terminated
or determined in favor of the individual.
Upon request and within thirty days, the appl
icant must be given a written statement of
the reasons why employment was denied. The
provisions of this law do not apply to the
licensing activities of governi
ng bodies in relation to the re
gulation of firearms, or an
application for employment as a police officer or peace officer.