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Elizabeth Warren

Seeks to end employer credit checks

17 Dec, 2013

Warren introduces legislation to prevent employers from considering an applicant’s credit history in the hiring process. She believes credit screening establishes unnecessary roadblocks for poor people seeking lucrative employment.

This is about basic fairness — let people compete on the merits, not on whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills.

Many Americans with negative credit reports face unjust discrimination and Warren, along with Senate Democrats, cites studies that indicate that poor credit history is not indicative of character or job performance.