Indiana's Fair Chance Law
Cities or Counties with a Fair Chance Policy
Source: National Employment Law Project
(Ordinance applies to city, county, licensing, and vendors)
- Banned the box
- Background check only after a first interview
- Policies applies to vendors/contractors doing business with the City
- Incorporates EEOC criteria in individualized assessment
On February 24, 2014, the Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County (City) passed a fair chance ordinance by 26-2 with the support of Republican Mayor Greg Ballard.
The ordinance prohibits City or County agencies and vendors from inquiring into an applicant’s conviction history until after the first interview. If no interview is conducted, the employer is prohibited from making inquiries or gathering any information regarding the applicant’s criminal convictions.
Shoshanna Spector, Executive Director
Council member Vop Osili
City of Indianapolis, City Council