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January 21 2015

Atlanta City Council approves Ban the Box legislation

The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance on Monday, Oct. 6 expanding efforts to eliminate discrimination against potential applicants for jobs with the City of Atlanta who have prior criminal convictions. The City of Atlanta's current application process no longer requires an applicant to reveal a prior conviction on an application, the legislation officially makes it city policy except when state and|or federal laws require criminal background investigations for certain positions, including positions that involve work with children, positions in law enforcement, and other sensitive positions.