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Quinn: Council To Pass Legislation Aimed At Ending Discrimination Against Unemployed

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the City Council is poised to pass new legislation aimed at ending discrimination against the unemployed.

The proposal would make it illegal to base hiring decisions on a candidate's employment status.

It would also ban job ads that invite only employed candidates to apply.

"It's quite frankly the ultimate kick in the tuches, this ad," Quinn said. "It says no matter how hard you're working, no matter how hard you got screwed by other people who made the economy crash, don't apply, don't even try. It's the opposite of American values."

Quinn said she expects the council will pass the bill Wednesday, but believes it will be vetoed by Mayor Bloomberg.

She said if that happens, the council would override it.

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