Monday, March 15, 2010

Great article in the Sun about jobs and credit checks

There is an excellent story in The Baltimore Sun today about Sen. Mike Lenett's important legislation that would prohibit employers from using credit checks during the hiring process, unless it has a direct impact on the position. This is one of MCRC's top legislative priorities.
"Credit reports were meant to determine credit-worthiness, not job-worthiness," said state Sen. Mike Lenett, a Montgomery County Democrat who sponsored a bill heard last month by the Finance Committee. The senator said he has heard numerous stories of people being offered a job and "at the last minute having the rug pulled out from under them and denied a job on the basis of their credit report." -- full story

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