Charges of unemployment bias spark a legal debate

05/24/2011 | TIME (subscription required)

As more companies say they won't consider the unemployed for jobs, jobless advocates argue that such actions are a form of discrimination and should be considered illegal, Adam Cohen writes. While it's unlikely that new federal laws regarding jobless bias will be put in place, states, such as New Jersey, are making moves to forbid companies from discriminating against the unemployed in the hiring process.

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