Mitch came to LAC frustrated and disheartened after being told not to report to a new job because he had disclosed on his application that he had been arrested for misdemeanor drug offenses. He need not have done so, since the charges were dismissed and the record sealed. LAC took his case, explaining to the employer that it is illegal under New York law to deny employment based on sealed information or dismissed arrests. After some forceful advocacy by LAC’s staff, Mitch was reinstated. He later called us in to report happily that he had six successful months on the job and had moved from probation to regular employee status.

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