The Second Circuit Gives Ex-Cons’ Wrongful Termination Suit a Second Chance

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently gave two ex-cons a second chance at pursuing their wrongful termination suit against their employers’ client. New York’s highest court advised that out-of-state entities that aid or abet employment discrimination against individuals with criminal convictions may be liable under New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). Both convicted sex offenders and former employees of Astro Moving and Storage Co., the two were terminated after past criminal convictions were revealed through a background check. It is advisable that staffing companies and companies who employ individuals to work on third-party projects review their contracts and hiring practices.

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