Banning ‘the box’ to help ex-convicts find jobs

Aired: 12/25/2014 | 0:06:20 | Clip
Many employers require job applicants to disclose any criminal history, often preventing those with a record from reentering the workforce. But Illinois is one of a number of states working to change this, with a new law prohibiting employers from asking about convictions on initial applications. Special correspondent Brandis Friedman of WTTW reports on the “ban the box” movement.