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Jonathan A. Segal
Jonathan A. Segal
Posted: April 20, 2011

On April 13, 2011, the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia signed an Ordinance entitled “Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards” which establishes requirements for the screening of criminal records by certain employers within the City of Philadelphia and limits an employer’s ability to consider arrests and convictions of job applicants.  The stated purpose of the legislation […]

Jonathan A. Segal
Jonathan A. Segal
Posted: April 12, 2011

When I was in college, I had an incredible professor who used to talk about the “unanticipated evil consequences of virtuous social action.” I had no idea what he meant but he sounded so regal that I wrote down what he said every time until it become indelibly etched in my mind. I heard my […]

Jonathan A. Segal
Jonathan A. Segal
Posted: April 4, 2011

In terms of avoiding discrimination claims, we all have heard (and sometimes preached) the importance of consistency.  Treat people the same and you minimize the risk of being sued for discrimination (unless the employee argues they were not similarly situated so that treating them similarly was discriminatory). One way we can maximize consistency is by having […]