Apr 22

DCAS Special Officer Disqualification Reversed

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In a lawsuit brought by the New York community service Society for petitioner, KM, Judge Moulton of the New York County Supreme Court Held That BOTH the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the New York City Civil Service Commission Failed to Consider Correction Law Article 23 a in Disqualifying the Petitioner. Petitioner applied for DCAS special officer title and was disqualified. She appealed to the New York City Civil Service Commission who upheld the disqualification. Article 23 – A of the New York State Correction Law which was enacted in 1976 attempts to eliminate the effect of bias against ex-offenders by imposing an obligation on employers and public agencies to deal equitably with them by setting out a broad general rule that employers and public agencies cannot deny employment or license to an applicant solely based on the applicant status as an ex-offender.

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