Employment Lawyer Ryan Hancock Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Criminal Records and Employment Applications
August 19, 2016
Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, Jane Von Bergen, quoted our employment law attorney, Ryan A. Hancock, in “Taking the first step toward giving ex-offenders a second chance.” The article states:
“Lawyer Ryan Allen Hancock, of Willig, Williams & Davidson, laid out the newest requirements in Philadelphia's ban-the-box legislation. They require that any discussion about criminal history occur after a conditional employment offer is made.
The box refers to the one on an application that a job-seeker checks if he or she has a criminal record. That box is no longer allowed on applications in Philadelphia.
‘This is about individualized assessment,’ Hancock said, urging employers to review their applications, to draft a written fair-hiring procedure, and to educate hiring managers on the law.”
To read the full article, go to Taking the First Step Toward Giving Ex-offenders a Second Chance