Should you hire an ex-convict?
The most significant challenge an ex-convict experiences after being released from prison is finding a job. Despite the fact that they have already paid their debt to society, employers understandably are somewhat concerned with regards to employing an ex-convict as they will not pass an employment background check and thus, if hired makes the employer a target for a negligent hiring lawsuit in the event of a mishap.
The idea behind the certification is to forgive the employer of any accountability if the former offender does something illegal on the job, the employer cannot be sued for negligent hiring.
This concept takes away the burden from employers when they assume the risk on an ex-con that wants to return to being productive member of society. Read more…