Re: Fine line
There is a fine line in making sure people have an equal shot at a job and the safety of the workplace. Any question of convictions should be able to be followed with an actual in-depth conversation with a hiring manager after they have met the person as opposed to a check box when you are a nameless faceless applicant. There are a fair amount of people who have been convicted of minor offenses simply because they plead guilty to stay out of jail so they could go to work and not lose the jobs they had. Or those who were convicted for possession during the war on drugs 30 years ago. It's not that a conviction is not a consideration when looking at the job applicant in question, but that a conviction is not an automatic denial of a possible job.