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Finding A Job After Criminal Conviction in Louisville

You may wonder if you will be able to find a job after a criminal conviction, especially a felony conviction. Employers are becoming increasingly concerned about knowing whether applicants have criminal records. Part of this fear stems from large jury verdicts that have been rendered against employers for negligently hiring people with criminal histories, who subsequently caused harm to others, while on the job. Another worry for employers relates to whether they will have to disclose employees’ criminal convictions to others. For example, if a company is trying to raise capital, it may need to make certain disclosures to a bank. Will the company have to disclose that an employee has a criminal conviction for embezzlement or money laundering?

The laws about which criminal records an employer must or may access, what an employer may ask a potential employee about his or her criminal record and what the job applicant must reveal, vary widely from state to state. If you have a criminal conviction on your record and seek a job, an attorney knowledgeable about criminal law and employment law can help ensure that you go into the job search fully informed of your rights.

 Be proactive, call William M. Butler, Jr at (502) 237-0871 today, or contact him via email or text to schedule your initial confidential consultation. For over 35 years, he has skillfully helped thousands of clients, compiling an impressive record of positive results, and he can help you too. 

Conflicting Public Policies

On the one hand, the public wants people with criminal histories to reintegrate into society, to be rehabilitated and gainfully employed. A routine schedule and regular income lessen the likelihood that a person will commit another crime in the future, but a person with a criminal record may face prejudice in the hiring process. On the other hand, it is important to protect the public from prior offenders who may have propensities to commit crimes in the future. For example, convicted sex offenders should not be hired for jobs in which they will be in contact with children or vulnerable adults.

Tips For Workplace Re-entry

  • Be honest. Employers are interested in employees they can trust, and almost all information on job applications can be checked and verified. Even if it may close the door to certain positions, telling the truth is the best way to get a job that the applicant can keep over the long haul. Remember, in some states, not all convictions must be revealed nor can potential employers ask for certain information.
  • Seek employment with someone you already know. Start the job search with family, friends, and acquaintances that may be more likely to take a chance on hiring someone they know, despite a criminal record.
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Completing a prison term or paying a fine can be just part of the price of a criminal conviction. The conviction can also affect post-conviction employment opportunities, but some employers are willing to give those with criminal records chances in appropriate circumstances. One job — any job — can be the first step toward rebuilding a career and a life. A lawyer can talk to you about various options and offer advice on planning for your future. 

Call William M. Butler, Jr at (502) 237-0871 today, or contact him via email or text to schedule your initial confidential consultation. For more information, please see his Case Results and Testimonials.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.

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