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Employment Lawyer Ryan Hancock Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Criminal Records and Employment Applications

August 19, 2016

Ban-the-box legislation and employment law - Ryan Hancock - Philadelphia

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

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