AB 1450 - Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers - California Key Vote


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Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination by employers against unemployed job applicants.


  • Prohibits employers from excluding applicants from consideration or the hiring process on the basis of the applicant's employment status (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “employer” as the state, subdivision of the state, agent, or any person that employs or exercises control over the wages, hours, or working conditions of another individual (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the following penalties for employers who violate the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1):
    • $1,000 for the first violation;
    • $5,000 for the second violation; and
    • $10,000 for each following violation.
  • Authorizes employers, agencies, and Internet websites to do the following (Sec. 1):
    • Obtain information regarding an individual's employment;
    • Know an individual's employment status;
    • Consider an individual's employment history; and
    • Refuse employment due to underlying reasons for an individual's employment status.

Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers