A Potential Solution to the Problem of the Unemployability of People with a Felony Conviction, or Even Those with a Misdemeanor ConvictionIn Pennsylvania, one may deny a job if the felony conviction is relevant to the job. A pedophile may may be denied a job in a daycare center, but may work as a cashier. A thief may be denied a job as a cashier, but may work in a day care.
It never works out that way. And no felon has challenged the denial of a job not related to the conviction. Thank the lawyer profession for the unemployability of former felons. Employers are not willing to risk litigation for negligent hiring, should the worker commit a tort. The lawyer profession must be crushed if this problem is to be solved. Naturally, this burden falls heaviest on black people.
Here is a list of the collateral civil consequences of a criminal conviction. There are 50,000 of them. Thank the lawyer profession.
I have several patients with some petty infraction, committed years ago, who cannot find a job, and are living in poverty despite skills, and even licensed craft skills, such as electrician.
I have advised them to read this article, and to consider going into this business on their own. Guy made $250,000 a year. And, this activity is a win-win-win-win for everyone.