DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

As the City Council passed legislation banning pre-employment credit checks, Henry Garrido, the executive director of DC 37, commended “the Administration, the City Council leadership and Council Member Brad Lander, the sponsor of Intro 261, for their work on this important issue.”


This bill forbids employers from using the unfair and discriminatory practice of using credit checks in hiring and other employment decisions. “This legislation will make a huge difference for both working New Yorkers and for those entering the job market. It acknowledges the reality that there is no demonstrated connection between blips on a person’s credit report and job performance,” said Garrido.


“DC 37 is proud to have worked with other unions, community and non-profit organizations, and faith-based institutions whose diligent advocacy helped move this legislation forward,” said Garrido.


The bill known as Intro. 261 is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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