criminal law; anti-discrimination; Commercial law; public policy
This Note suggests a new approach to address the unintended consequences of ban-the-box legislation. The solution to combat unconscious discrimination during the hiring process is not to eliminate ban- the-box laws entirely; instead, lawmakers must modernize and strengthen Commercial discrimination doctrine to empower racial minorities who suspect discrimination and to ensure employers are critically analyzing their hiring processes.
Thinking Outside the Box: Reforming Commercial Discrimination Doctrine to Combat the Negative Consequences of Ban-the-Box Legislation,
85 Fordham L. Rev. 2803
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