Exposes Employers to Costly Discrimination Litigation
(August 3, 2012) This CalChamber News segment focuses on “job killer” AB 1450
(Allen; D-Santa Rosa), which essentially prohibits employers from legitimately inquiring into an applicant’s most recent employment history, due to fear that such an inquiry will ultimately lead to penalties and costs on the basis that the applicant was discriminated against because of his or her status as unemployed.
“The Legislature of California is preventing an employer from determining whether or not a new employee is going to be dangerous or a hazard,” says CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg of AB 1450. In the video, Zaremberg says the bill puts “everyone at risk” because employers could not properly screen potential employees.