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San Francisco Employers Banned From Asking About Pot Convictions

April 4, 2018, 12:39 PM

Employers and contractors in San Francisco will have to wait until after making a job offer to ask workers and applicants about convictions for now-decriminalized behavior such as growing or using marijuana.

The measure builds on the city’s existing “fair chance” law that bars criminal inquiries for convictions for decriminalized behavior. The new ordinance also gives employees and applicants the right to sue over violations.

Supervisors on April 3 unanimously passed the measure, which now heads to Mayor Mark Farrell (D), who has 10 calendar days to sign, veto, or let the ordinance become law without his signature. Farrell supported...

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