This note will provide general insight into a growing civil rights movement through discussion of Ban the Box, then make the case for mediation as the best alternative for providing a remedy to applicants whose rights have been violated. Mediation can more effectively achieve the goals of Ban the Box by incentivizing applicants to report instances of nonconformity with the law, empowering the applicants to engage in honest discourse with their prospective employers, and combatting the negative stigma surrounding persons with criminal records that often keeps employers from hiring the qualified employees that they need.
Ban the Box: Mediation’s Place in Criminal Reentry and Employment Rights,
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