"Party City to ""Ban The Box"" During Hiring Process After Attorney General's Investigation"
"Party City has reached a settlement with New York 's Attorney General's office to ""Ban the Box"" during their hiring process. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement that the company, which employs 5,000 people in 49 stores across the state, must change its hiring policies as a result of the settlement to:
- Conduct training for employees to ensure fair consideration of all job applicants,
- Conduct outreach and recruiting efforts with non-profits that specialize in job training and rehabilitation of individuals with criminal records,
- Reconsider applications from hundreds of former applicants who may have been denied employment opportunities unlawfully,
- Submit periodic reports to verify its continued compliance with the law for a period of three years, and
- Pay a $95,000 penalty
"An applicant's criminal history does not give employers a right to slam the door in his face," Schneiderman said, adding that employment opportunities reduce recidivism."