A new bill prohibiting employers from discriminating against an individual based on a history of unemployment has been introduced to the House of Representatives. The Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 states that it shall be an unlawful practice for an employer to:
The bill also addresses the strain placed on commerce by discriminating against individuals with unemployment history:
Due to the current economic instability and competitive job market, employers must adhere to anti discrimination laws, to ensure a “level playing field” and reduce claims of discriminatory practices. We will keep you posted with the development of this new bill.
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