Advocates Complain of Background Check Errors

Ryan Brandt thought his criminal history was behind him. A judge in 2005 allowed him to expunge his record for a 1995 battery conviction. But when he recently applied to work as a manager of an Arby's restaurant in Mariniette, Wis., he claims in a federal lawsuit, he was denied the job because his expunged record came up on a criminal background check. Brandt eventually settled for lower paying job. "I was trying to get a better job and move up. I thought it was all behind me," he said of...Full Story
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