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Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes anti-discrimination measure for unemployed
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes anti-discrimination measure for unemployed

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Wednesday that would have barred employers from discriminating against unemployed job seekers. The bill by Assemblyman Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) would have prohibited employers, including the state government, from indicating that only people currently employed would be eligible for a job posting. They would also have been banned from asking about an applicant's current employment status before determining whether that person met the minimum qualifications for a job. In his veto message, Brown said he supported the intent of the bill, but said it could end up impeding the state programs to connect unemployed workers with employers. "The...

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