Know Your Rights: Applying for a Job with an Arrest and Conviction Record

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Join staff from LawNY for their first session in their Community Based Legal Education workshop series.  Arrest and conviction records create barriers and unexpected challenges for people looking for employment. That’s why it’s important to know your rights so you’re not unfairly discriminated against. Attendees will learn:

  • What types of conviction records NYS keeps and how you can access them
  • What employers can legally ask about and see regarding your convictions
  • What kind of help/legal relief may be available to you as well as how to apply, such as record sealing and certificates of rehabilitation
  • How and when to request a conviction record for personal review
  • How to obtain professional assistance to correct errors