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"Some Question Push to Ban Jobless Discrimination"

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
October 5, 2011

Sally J. Scott was quoted in the article "Some Question Push to Ban Jobless Discrimination" published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.  The article discusses the proposed legislation which would prohibit employers from discriminating against qualified applicants solely because he or she does not currently have a job. 

Sally stated employers take into consideration experience and skills when making hiring decisions and the proposed legislation would allow employers to ask applicants about their employment history.  However, Sally noted that "in making that very inquiry, [employers] may set [themselves] up for potential litigation.  She continued saying, although an applicant may not necessarily prevail in the litigation, the employer is "still dealing with the costs of litigation."