Criminal Record – Stigma For Life When Seeking Employment

A look at the difficult life an ex-convict or someone with a criminal record faces, from getting a job to just trying to fit into society. If you've ever been convicted of a crime, no matter how small, you know the stigma that you carry with you because of that conviction.  Unfortunately, even something as minor as a shoplifting charge or disorderly conduct conviction can make life difficult in so many areas. Probably the area where a criminal record has the most impact is in applying for and getting a job.  While there are laws against discrimination, and yes, not hiring somebody … [Read more...]