employment credit checks

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Press Statement — Mayor Bill de Blasio and Human Rights Commissioner and Chair Carmelyn P. Malalis today launched a new public education and outreach campaign to educate New Yorkers on the City’s new law that protects job applicants and employees against discrimination due to credit history.

With just 44 days to go until the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act goes into effect, we put together this media summary of the three-year campaign to win passage of the law. This is just a sampling of the widespread coverage received by New Economy Project and allies in the Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment.

“I felt like my choices for a better life were taken away when I found out that credit checks were blocking me from getting a job. This law will make sure that other people won’t have to go through what I experienced.”

– Shelly Martin, Harlem resident & member of NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment

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