HB 5334 Background Fairness Act

HB 5334 is the Employer Background Fairness Act sponsored by Rep. Sonya Harper and Sen. Jacqueline Collins.

Employers are denying people jobs because of a criminal record even when it has nothing to do with fitness for the job. HB 5334 creates reasonable standards and practices for the use of criminal records in hiring.

BILL was introduced in the Illinois House on February 15 and is currently in the Rules Committee.

We are proud to work on this legislation in partnership with members of the Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois (RROCI), a coalition of individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system, organizers and policy staff from Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Community Renewal Society, and Heartland Alliance.
For more information, contact:
Lindsey Hammond | lhammond@communityrenewalsociety.org | (312) 673-3841
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