Metro Council to vote on 'Ban the Box' ordinance after rally on Thursday

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by WHAS11

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 7:17 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An ordinance that would remove criminal history from city job applications is getting some backing from several community organizations.

A rally to Ban the Box will be held on March 13 ahead of a vote on the issue from Louisville’s Metro Council.

If passed, the city would no longer have a box on its applications asking about criminal history. However, questions about it could be asked during the interview process.  

Those for it say it gives everyone a fair shot at gainful employment.

WHAS11's Karma Dickerson has more, click on the video player above.
 

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