Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Aldo Group Reaches $120,000 Settlement with New York in Job Discrimination Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Aldo Group Reaches $120,000 Settlement with New York in Job Discrimination Case

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Aldo Group reaches settlement with New York

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NEW YORK - Aldo Group Inc. has agreed to pay US$120,000 under a settlement related to allegations the Montreal-based shoe retailer used job applications that asked applicants about their criminal history, according to the New York state attorney general.

New York state law requires employers to individually assess an applicant's criminal record and determine its relevance before rejecting the applicant.

Several municipalities, including New York City, have also enacted legislation which prohibits employers from inquiring into an applicant's criminal history on initial job applications.

New York City law allows employers to ask about an applicant's criminal history after extending a conditional offer of employment. …

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