HB12-1134 - Prohibit Job Discrimination Against Unemployed

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning A Prohibition Against Advertising A Job Vacancy That Requires An Applicant To Be Currently Employed.

The bill prohibits an employer, employer's agent, employer's representative, or employer's designee (referred to as "employer") from publishing, in print or on the internet, an advertisement for any job vacancy that contains a provision that states:

  • The qualifications for a job include current employment;
  • An application for employment will not be considered if the applicant is currently unemployed; or
  • Only applications submitted by job applicants who are currently employed will be considered.

An employer who violates the provisions of the bill is subject to a civil penalty. The bill also clarifies that the prohibitions regarding advertising do not establish a private cause of action by an aggrieved person.

Latest update: February 21, 2012
02/21/2012 House Committee on Economic and Business Development Postpone Indefinitely
01/20/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Economic and Business Development