Background Check Credit Discrimination sign now

To whom it may concern,

My name is Angela McGill,I currently live in Calumet City, IL. I along with other minorities have a major issue with pre-employment background checks that include credit investigations. Personal money troubles
shouldn't have any bearing on the ability to do a honest days work. How and why is this Legal? This is another loop hole form of discrimination. There are no laws prohibiting "discrimination" against people with bad credit histories. Credit check policy's has a disparate impact that keeps a legally protected group of minorities from getting employment. This practice overwhelmingly denies employment to African Americans and other minorities mostly because of poor credit history this should definitely result in Race-based discrimination claims all across the United States. A 2000 study by Freddie Mac found striking race-credit correlations: African Americans 48\% Bad Credit...Hispanics 34\% Whites 27\%, the race-credit correlation is even stronger than the income credit correlation: Annual income: Under 25,000 36\% Bad Credit....25,000 -44,999 33\% Bad credit..45,000-64,000 25\% Bad credit. My point is this, there should be a Bill that needs to be in place, that companies can't run your credit for employment. I was told by my employer that it would show if I was trustworthy or not. I am not being extended a line of credit I am trying to get a job. This should be a Federal law implemented immediately. Please Consider!! A bring to the floor. This is a major issue that is being ignored. This country is supposed to be based on the Constitution and yet Rich people and Corporations still find a way to beat the system and hold Minorities back. African Americans and minorities have it hard in America the land of the free. And there are situations out of our control sometimes that cause bad credit. For example a spouses death, basing income off two people and you are no longer together, hospital bills, Sickness, Divorce. Stand up for our Rights!!! Please Sign this petition for change.

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  • 26 December 2015150. Karen R
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015149. Douglas C
    I support this petition
  • 28 October 2015148. Joey M
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015147. David M
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 2015146. Raymond H
    I support this petition
  • 28 June 2015145. Unemployed V
    I agree 100\%, I feel like a f*ckin' convict tryin' to get a job, when in reality all I've done was wasted 4 years of my life servin' this racist a$$ country!!!
  • 26 June 2015144. Sarang T
    I support this cause
  • 25 June 2015143. Timarie M
    I support this petition
  • 24 June 2015142. Adrian G
    I cannot get a job because of bankruptcy
  • 16 March 2015141. Don O
    It's really no one's business.
  • 19 January 2015140. Tabaitha H
    I have been telling my husband that doing a credit check for employment is discrimination. If we do not stop it now, there is no telling how bad unemployement will be in the future. We are being judged by man for issues we have had. So instead of educatin
  • 13 November 2014139. Daniel W
    there is no correlation between credit and job performance
  • 10 November 2014138. Lisa P
    This is an outrage. Very qualified and trustworthy
  • 24 October 2014137. Sandra W
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2014136. Tressie B
    I support this petition
  • 16 June 2014135. Mike Abbott
    a new form of racism in a clever disguise
  • 26 May 2014134. John C
    I'm white and college educated, but credit checks discriminate against the poor. and are very effective at keeping one from obtaining class mobility. It is a joke and should be abolished as a practice. Especially, since there is no research to bakc up suc
  • 17 May 2014133. Edwin Young
    This is incredible. I got bad credit because of my job as a Financial Advisor, the timing for the market was horrible and i had no base salary, just commissions, and has very hard to keep the practice and pay my bills. I use to earn $40K a year and my fir
  • 07 March 2014132. Craig L
    I support this petition
  • 16 February 2014131. Omaris O
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2014130. James H
    I applied for police officer positions and don't understand why my credit has anything to do with law enforcement, especially a low paying job as law enforcement.
  • 25 January 2014129. William Av
    I FIND THIS TO BE A LEAGEL FROM OF PROFILING
  • 05 January 2014128. C S
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2013127. Rikki O
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2013126. Marla J
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 2013125. Justin R
    I completely agree. I was hired by a company as an assistant manager (manager-in-training). I am white and middle aged. I worked for 1 day after being hired by the store manager. The next day he told me not to come in b/c their was a problem with their co
  • 25 August 2013124. Debbie L
    I've been complaining about this for years!

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